NORTH PLATTE -- Royce G. Wilson, 44, died Wednesday (July 23, 2003) at Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland after a lengthy battle with illness.
He was born Oct. 1, 1958, to Gordon and Louise (Black) Wilson in Oberlin. He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1977. He attended the American School of Broadcasting in Tulsa, Okla. He returned to Oberlin and worked at KFNF radio. He then worked at KSNK television station in Oberlin as news director and anchor for seven years.
On April 26, 1986, he married Julie Holmes in Taylor. In 1998, he moved to North Platte and worked at KNOP as a news reporter.
He was preceded in death by his mother and his niece, Kaylynn.
Survivors include his children, Sarah and Seth of Hershey; his father, Gordon Wilson of Oberlin; two brothers, Duane and wife, Fayette of Huntersville, N.C. and Evan and wife, Phyllis of Wichita, Kan.
Services are Saturday, 10 a.m., at Carpenter Funeral Home of North Platte and then at 2:30 p.m., at the Gateway Center in Oberlin with the Rev. Wayne Rouse officiating and the Rev. Royce Leitner assisting. Interment will be in Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m.
Memorials may be left in his name at the funeral home or the Gateway.
Carpenter Funeral Home of North Platte is in charge of the arrangements.