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Clyde Jr. Wilson
April 21, 1930 ~ June 6, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
Clyde Jr. Wilson, affectionately known as Jr., passed away peacefully on June 6, 2023, in Beloit, Kansas, after a lingering illness. Born on April 21, 1930, in Denver, Colorado, Clyde was the third child of Clyde Harold Wilson and Ora May Keatley. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who will be remembered for his handy, courageous, and generous nature.
Clyde's life was marked by his strong sense of duty and service to his country. He enlisted in the military and was honorably discharged from the army after serving with distinction. His dedication and commitment to his country were evident in his actions, both on and off the battlefield.
On January 12, 1948, Clyde married the love of his life, Phyllis Pauline Russell, in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and adventure. Their family grew with the adoption of two children, William Clyde and Barbara Lou, whom they cherished and nurtured with all their hearts. Phyllis passed away November 12, 2012. Junior later married Noma C Pfister on April 20th, 2013.
Clyde's professional life was as diverse as it was fulfilling. He worked as a mechanic, applying his skills and knowledge to fix anything and everything that came his way. His strong work ethic and resourceful nature led him to also work as a custom harvester for several years. Clyde's entrepreneurial spirit shone through when he and Phyllis ran a restaurant and bar in Randall, Kansas. Later, he started a trash hauling business, Big Orange, which served several towns in Jewell County.
Clyde's interests were as varied as his professional pursuits. He was known for his outgoing personality and warm bear hugs, which were a testament to his genuine love and affection for those around him. His generosity and kindness were evident in his relationships with family, friends, and even strangers. Clyde's courage and resilience were an inspiration to all who knew him.
Left to mourn his passing are his sister, Alta Mae; sister-in-law, Velda Wilson; two children, Bill Wilson and Barbara Wilson; three grandchildren, Jeremy Bryan, Jerrod Wilson, and Tracey Weaver; and numerous great-grandchildren, including Kennedy Bryan, Paxton Bryan, Tiffany, Hilary, Kendra, Destiny, Garet, Kolton, Trenton, Kyle, and Aryssa, and many great great grandchildren. Clyde's legacy will live on through the love and memories shared by his family and friends.
In his 93 years, Clyde Jr. Wilson touched the lives of many with his courage, generosity, and unwavering love for his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, but his spirit will live on in the hearts of those he left behind. May he rest in peace, knowing that his life was a testament to the power of love, service, and determination.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Schoen Funeral Home and Monuments. Funeral service, Friday, June 9, 10 a.m. at the Randall Community Church. Interment to follow at Randall Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Pet Connection.