Thomas “Tex” “Tata” Wilson, 84, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on November 21, 2016.
Those left to cherish his memory are his nephews, David Jamel Wilson and wife DeAnna of Slidell, LA and Brian Keith Wilson and wife Melissa of Pirate’s Cove, Toledo Bend, LA; niece, Sherrolyn “Diane” Wilson of DeRidder, LA; great niece, Kimberly Cheyenne Wilson of Ottawa, KS; great nephews, David Wayne Wells, Jr. of DeRidder, LA, Dalynn Thomas Wells of DeRidder, LA; and great, great nephew, Ryner Hillis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas & Willie Mae Wilson; and brother, Alton Ray Wilson.
Visitation and service will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 9:00AM-2:00PM until the time of service at 2:00PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home, in DeRidder, LA. Pastor David Wilson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Wendell Wilson, K.P. Wilson, Gary Wilson, David Wilson, Brian Wilson, and David Wells, Jr. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.
Mr. Wilson served in the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion from 1947 to 1988. Mr. Wilson worked at the Elizabeth Papermill, for Foremost Dairy and then retired as a foreman for the Louisiana DOTD. Mr. Wilson was an avid NY Yankee, Mickey Mantle fan and absolutely loved his dogs and owned Wilson’s Pit Bull Kennel.