Sept. 29, 1927 - Jan. 10, 2013
NORTON, Kansas -- Gordon Leonard Wilson, 85, died Friday (Jan. 10, 2013), at the Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Kansas.
He was born Sept. 29, 1927, to Earl and Mabel (McClellan) Wilsont at rural Oberlin, Kansas.
He grew up on a farm northwest of Oberlin and and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1945. He partnered with his father in running a Purina Feed store and building the Star Motel. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. He operated the Highway Barbershop and Camper Park for more than 50 years.
He married Louise Black in Oberlin on Aug. 17, 1950. They made their home in Oberlin. After his wife died in 1992, he married Vivian Willard. After she died, he married Wilma Jean Bland. He moved to Hesston in 2009 to be closer to family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his three wives, Louise, Vivian, and Jean; one son, Royce; one brother, Merle; two sisters, Bernice and Doris; and one granddaughter, Kaylynn Wilson.
Survivors include sons, Duane and Fayetta Wilson, Charlotte of North Carolina and Evan and Phyllis Wilson of Wichita, Kansas; one brother, Floyd and Phoebe Wilson of Mesa, Arizona; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren,
Funeral services are today, Jan. 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Assembly of God Church in Oberlin.
Interment is at the Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation was Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service, at the Assembly of God Church.
Memorials may be given to the Gordon Wilson Memorial Fund.
Condelences may be left at www.enfieldfh.com.
Enfield Funeral Home in Norton, Kansas, is in charge of arrangements.