ROY C. WILSON
Roy C. Wilson, age 87, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kan. He was born on July 18, 1926, in Scandia, Kan., to William & Esther (Anderson) Wilson.
Roy was raised in the Scandia area and joined the U.S. Army while in high school on Oct. 20, 1944, and served in the South Pacific during WWII until his discharge on Nov. 28, 1946. He received his diploma from Scandia High School, 47 years later, and was very proud of that accomplishment. Roy married Myra J. Goodwin on Nov. 9, 1947, in Salina, Kan. She preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 2004. Roy worked for Holsum & later Rainbo Bread, Federated Foods and Boogaarts and Concordia Broadcasting Co. (KNCK) before he owned and operated Roy’s Shoe Repair business until retirement. He was active in civic clubs and a member of the First United Methodist Church, VFW Post #588; American Legion Post #76; former Elks & Moose Lodge member. Roy was very involved with scouting for more than 30 years with his son, grandsons and great-grandson; serving in several leadership capacities including Scoutmaster, Dist. Commissioner and Chairman. Roy was also proud that his son and grandsons were Eagle Scouts. He was awarded the Silver Beaver, the highest adult honor, by the Boy Scouts.
Roy is survived by his daughter, Jeanne Johnson & husband Thomas, Concordia, and their children, Justin, Brooke and Ashlea; son, Curtis Wilson & wife Bonita, Overbrook, Kan., and their children, Brandy and Nathan, and Curtis’ children, Jessica and Shawn, and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myra; parents and a brother, Winton.
Funeral services are 10 am, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, Concordia, with the Rev. Tessa Zehring officiating. Burial with Military Honors conducted by VFW Post #588 & American Legion Post #76 will follow the services at Union Cemetery, Wayne. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. The family suggest memorials to the Roy Wilson Memorial Fund to be designated later by the family be sent in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.