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Kenny Wilson

Kenny Wilson

Died Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sand Springs, OK

Visatation from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday, November 15, 2009
Mobley-Dodson Funeral Home
211 E. Broadway
Sand Springs, OK Services 2:00 PM Monday, November 16, 2009
Sand Spring First Christian Church
Sand Springs, OK

Burial Monday, November 16, 2009
Floral Haven Memorial Park
Broken Arrow, OK, US

     Kenneth Eugene Wilson, Jr. was born August 13, 1938 to Kenneth and Eunice Wilson in Elk City.
      Ken was a brother, an uncle, a son, a father, and a grandfather to many. He touched many lives and had the heart of a philanthropist. Throughout his life, he picked up stray people who needed help like others pick up stray dogs. He could always be counted on to help others.
      He was involved in every aspect of the newspaper business— reporting, publishing, editing and even selling ads. Although he moved often, it was primarily throughout Oklahoma. Wherever he went, he became involved in the community, often serving in a political office. He was most proud of helping to create a lake, a pool, and a library for the town of Maysville. He ended his career for the City of Sand Springs as economic director.
      Ken served his time in the Army at Fort Knox. His unit was recalled when the Berlin Wall went up in 1961 and assigned to Fort Polk outside of Leesville, Louisiana. He met his wife, Janell, while stationed there. She couldn’t resist his natural charm and married him only four months after meeting him. Ken took a woman who had lived all her life in the same town and introduced her to his gypsy side by moving her and their three children every few years, and through three states. Through all of this and the vicissitudes of life, their union remained strong and he was devastated when she passed away after 40 years of marriage. Their lives together effectively started in Tulsa and ended in Tulsa 40 years later. Ken enjoyed becoming reacquainted with his classmates from Will Rogers High School, class of 1956, and taking nostalgic drives around the city he loved. With the help of his family, friends, and good friend, Kay, he continued to be active for several years and especially enjoyed line dancing with his “girlfriends” from the bank and showing horses with his granddaughters.
      He is survived by his three children: Rachel (Ken) Johnson, Kenneth J. (Judith), Thomas (Jimmie); his brother, Bob (Marilyn) Wilson and his sister, Martha Ann Geisler; grandchildren, Ellen, Megan, Ashton, Hollis, Aaron, Alton, Makenna; his cousins Bob Davis (Lourie), Hazel Shields, his sister-in law, Brenda (Gary) McWilliams, brother-in-law, Robert Miller, nieces Marsha, Becca, Erin; nephews, Michael, Robert, James.
      He is preceded in death by his wife, Janell, his parents, his in-laws James and Edna Miller.
      Special thanks to Ted Lane and Kay McKenzie for being such good friends, and to Lori Steffey for taking his dog, Hoku. Also, thank you to Cornerstone Hospice, as well as the staff of Wildwood Nursing Home.
      Funeral services will be held Monday, November 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sand Spring First Christian Church with Reverend Gena Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Haven Memorial Park in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
      Family will be receiving friends at Mobley-Dodson Funeral Home Sunday, November 15, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
      On line memorials may be left for the family at www.mobley-dodsonfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service of Sand Springs.

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