After graduation he joined the naval reserves and was called to
active duty for 2 years. He then transferred over to the Air Force
and proudly served his country for 28 years before retiring.
He attended Chico State and received a degree in elementary
education. He taught fifth grade at Shaffer Elementary School for
16 years and retired from teaching June 1998.
During his assignment at Castle Air Base he coached the Atwater
Stingrays for 7 years. His entire family was involved in the swim
team and he enjoyed working with the children. He also was an
active member of the Merced Lodge 1240, B.P.O. Elks.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lillian and James Wilson.
He is survived by his wife Pat Wilson, his three daughters Patti
Bryan, Romy Cale, and Kim VanBuskirk, and his 5 grandchildren,
Creighton Bryan, Katie Thomas, Shayne Skower, Wes and Madison
Church services will be held at St. Nicholas Anglican Church located
at 1635 Shaffer Road in Atwater at 11a.m., Saturday, June 14. In
lieu of flowers please send donations to the Castle Air Museum
, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater, CA