William Wilson

William M. "Mike" Wilson

September 29, 1948 - December 6, 2019
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Obituary

William M. ‘Mike’ Wilson, 71, of Canyon, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019.  Memorial services will be at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Freedom Fellowship Church with Pastor Darren Dye officiating.  Private burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Brooks Chapel. Mike was born on September 29, 1948 in Canyon to William Al ‘Bill’ Wilson and Ina Mae Judd Wilson.  He received his Bachelor’s in Communication from West Texas State University where he was a member of the Alpha Sinfonia Choir.  Mike met Claudia Beets while they were both performing in the show TEXAS and they were married on May 15, 1971 at the First Baptist Church in Canyon. Mike grew up in the First Baptist Church of Canyon, served as a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Lexington, and was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church in Canyon. He was a Certified Law Enforcement Officer and served as Park Manager for Texas Parks and Wildlife for over 25 years.  He and Claudia were both avid history buffs and thoroughly enjoyed fulltime RVing for 15 years, serving as park hosts in many states, some of their favorites being Alaska, Oregon, Goose Island State Park in Rockport, Kartchner Caverns in Arizona, and spent May and June of the last 10 years at Table Rock State Park in Branson, MO.  Mike also enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He will be fondly remembered for his laugh, his singing voice, and his zest for life. Mike was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors include his wife of over 48 years, Claudia Wilson of Canyon; daughter, Holly Wilson McCarley of Canyon; son, James Wesley Wilson of Muleshoe; two sisters, Judy Bea Wilson Prichard and Vesta Marie Wilson DeMoss and husband, Rodney Allen all of Canyon; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn McCarley, Trenton McCarley, and Ashton McCarley; and several nieces and nephews. Because Mike felt strongly about this mission, the family would love for memorials to go to Agape Missions, PO Box 1221, Canyon, Texas 79015, Memo: Dweyne Bevers Mexico Project.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    December 11, 2019 | 7:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    December 11, 2019 7:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Brooks Chapel
    Address
    1702 5th Avenue
    Canyon, TX 79015
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  • Service

    December 12, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    December 12, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Freedom Fellowship Church
    Address
    55 Hunsley Road
    Canyon, TX 79015
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Kelly Sunderman Craig

Posted at 12:00am
Judy, I just heard and I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed running into Mike when he was in town. Prayers for you and your family.
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Goose Island State Park

Posted at 12:00am
Feathery Palm Plant was purchased for the family of William M. "Mike" Wilson by Goose Island State Park.   Send Flowers
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Joyce Fields

Posted at 12:00am
Ray of Sunshine was purchased for the family of William M. "Mike" Wilson by Joyce Fields.   Send Flowers Claudia and family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time. My David loved Mike like a brother even more. Love Joyce Joyce Fields
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Heather Spain

Posted at 12:00am
Pedestal Arrangement was purchased for the family of William M. "Mike" Wilson by Heather Spain.   Send Flowers May you celebrate Michael this day. Remember the joy, love and fellowship of his rich life and all those he touched. With my deepest sympathy, Heather Spain
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Chris Tinsley

Posted at 12:00am
Our families have been friends for longer than I have been around. I pray peace for you and your family Mike. You are one good man.
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