John Alvin Wilson, 69, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Wyandotte passed away at his home. He was born to Alvin and Levina (Wallace) Wilson on Nov. 30, 1946 in Fairland, Okla. Mr. Wilson was a graduate of Wyandotte High School, NEO A&M, Northeastern State and Missouri Southern. John served in the United States Army and during that time was assigned to the White House. He enjoyed working with Henry Kissinger during his service in the military. He recently retired as the Director of Finance for the State of Oklahoma ABLE Commission in Oklahoma City.
John was preceded in passing by his parents as well as a special uncle and Aunt Ernie and Gladys Wallace and their two sons George and Wayne Wallace.
Survivors include his brother Bill Wilson and his wife Patty of Las Vegas, Nev., his sisters Brenda Wilson of Miami and Pat Grubb of Miami, his nephew Keeling Grubb and his wife Chloe and his family of Miami and his niece Natalie Wilson and her family of Houston, Texas. Also surviving are Eileen Wallace of Wyandotte who is considered a sister in law to the Wilson family, her son Tim and his wife Marla of Tallahassee, Fla. along with his ABLE Commission family and friends.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Wyandotte Cemetery with Reverend John Crowley officiating. Services have been placed in the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Miami.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Charity of their choice.
Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing Mr. Wilson’s Tribute Page at www.brown-winters.com.