George Richard "Dick" Wilson was born Feb. 27, 1936, to Irma DeVeore and George Conrad Wilson. He was the second to the youngest of five children, two sisters, Helen Wilson (Fournier) and Betty Wilson (Briggs) and two brothers, Jack Wilson and Larry Wilson (Uncle Noie).
Growing up at the end of Coal Creek Rd., in Longview, Wash., Dick became one of the best hunters around. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Jussila in 1957, they had two boys, Greg Richard Wilson and Shane Scot Wilson and two girls, Deborah "Debbie" Anne Wilson-Cox and Janet Leigh Wilson-Fix.
He was always off hunting for his family or racing his 650 (Triumph). Dick kept all the family freezers full of deer and elk. With Dick around, nobody went hungry. Dick and Betty lost their youngest son, Shane in 1966, he was only two and a half years old.
Dick married Elsie Woods, they had one daughter, Tifini Wentz, he also had a step-daughter, Nikki Mooris. Dick and Elsie worked their haying company for years. He hayed every field in the county over the years. Dick truly loved to get together with family and friends and go out drinking beer and playing in the mud.
In 2005, he met the love of his life, Patricia Cook (Brooks). They sold the farm and put together a beautiful home. Patty brought two more kids to this family, Brenda Hancock and Max Hancock, two grandsons, Keegan Tyler Gendreau and Zane Michael Gendreau and one more granddaughter, Miah Destany Webb.
George Richard "Dick" Wilson was preceded in death by two sons, Greg Richard Wilson and Shane Scot Wilson.
He is survived by his children, Deborah "Debbie" Anne Wilson, Janet Leigh Wilson-Fix and Tifini Wentz; 10 grandchildren, Tennille Leigh Hawkins-Inman, Trinity Scot Cross, Jarod Steven King, Alisha Marie Wilson, Little Brian Lee Fix, Brandan Rodney Fix, Taasha Elizabeth Fix, Kristy Ann Wilson, Joshua Allen Mooris and Casey Marie Wentz; great-grandchildren, Hazen Zake Inman, Jakob Scot Cross, James Mathew Cross, Kenzy Ray Doolin (King), Lucas Eli Cross. Brenda’s kids that survive him are Keegan Tyler Gendreau, Zane Michael Gendreau and Miah Destany Webb.
A celebration of life potluck will be held at the family shop, 972 King Rd., Winlock.