Gerald Wilson

Gerald Wilson
Gerald Wilson

Gerald Wilson, 79, of Amarillo, died Saturday, November 7, 2020.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Gerald was born at home on January 1, 1941 in Telico Plains, Tennessee to Louise Hunt Wilson and Clyde Wilson.

The family moved to South Carolina where he graduated Aiken High School.  After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force, traveling to London, England.

He married Marilyn in Amarillo Texas in 1960.  They had two children, daughter, Tamara and son, Tommy.

Gerald retired from Owens Corning in 2001.  He then was active in his and Marilyn’s employment service until they sold it in 2003.

His happiest times were with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He looked foward to seeing them and planned a vacation with them every summer.

He was a member of Arden Road Baptist Church, where he was saved and baptized.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Michael and one sister, Connie.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of the home; daughter, Tamara and husband Dion Maeda; son, Tommy and wife Elena Wilson; three grandchildren, Chris and wife Kourtney Evans, Savanna and husband Josh Lewis, and Kamilah Wilson; six great-grandchildren, all of Amarillo; one sister, Hazel and husband Don Baker of Parksville, SC, and one brother, Marion and wife Betty Wilson of Beech Island, SC.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 P.M. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the funeral home.

 

7 Replies to “Gerald Wilson”

  1. Marilyn and Gerald have been our neighbors and friends for the last 24 years. Such wonderful people and so dedicated to their children and grandchildren. We are so sorry to see Gerald has passed. We are sending many prayers for this family.
    Matt, Cookie, Jordan and Callie

  2. I worked with Gerald at the Levi plant on NE 24th in 72-73. Went golfing a couple times with him and Bobby Phillips. Gerald was a good man. As I remember he always had a smile.

  3. Dearest Marilyn and Tamara,
    Thank you for including me in your circle with Gerald for many years. What a devoted husband, father and business partner with you!! Always so busy and putting your interests forward!
    I love you both and always, and so sorry for your huge loss.
    DJ

  4. Gerald was my boss at Owens Corning. He was a very good boss and was a very nice person. My condolences to his family. May God comfort you with his grace and his love. 🕊

  5. Marilyn, Tammy, Tommy and all the family, with sadness I read about Gerald. I have many fond memories of all of you and my heart grieves for you. It is so comforting to know that we will all meet again in a beautiful place.

  6. It is with deep sorrow that Judy and I offer our sincere sympathy to Marilyn and the entire Wilson family. You have lost a kind, wonderful man.
    In 1979, I hired Gerald to help me and 800 other people start up a new, state of the art, fiberglass manufacturing facility in Amarillo. Gerald would help hire, train and then supervise the very important people who would run this large plant.
    As in most start up situations emplyees were very close and many of us became friends. With the help of social media, Judy has kept in contact with Marilyn so we new Gerald was not doing well. We are very proud to have called Gerald Wilson our friend and we wish all of God’s blessings to Marilyn and her family. Sincerely, Dean and Judy Keaton

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