Edwin E. Wilson

May 13, 1938 - April 6, 2017


Edwin E. Wilson was born on May 13, 1938 in Tulare, CA to Edwin Emsley (Stray) and Bertha Bell (Scott) Wilson. He passed away on April 6, 2017 at his home in Hinton surrounded by his family at the age of 78. Ed lived and attended school in many different places throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, California and Arizona. He attended high school in Binger, where he played catcher for the baseball team. He married Loretta Marie Exendine in 1955 and to this union was born four children, Eddie, Beth, Beverly, and Traci. Ed worked and lived in multiple areas of Oklahoma until he owned and operated his own trucking business, "Ed Wilson Trucking". His passion was hauling livestock. Ed was a horse lover though and always refused to haul horses to slaughter. Ed married Betsy Miller in 1978 and they made their home in Hinton. Ed loved his dogs, horses, baseball, Nascar, fishing, dominoes, and spending time with his family. He loved his children and traveling with Betsy. He enjoyed driving for England Ford, (the guys there considered him their GPS) until he retired in 2013. Ed took work very seriously, loved his family and will be greatly missed. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hinton, OK.

Survivors Include: his wife, Betsy Wilson of Hinton, OK, his children: Eddie Wilson and wife, Becky of Katie, OK, Beth Thomason and husband Stan of Hinton, OK, and Beverly Garrison and husband Bobby of Hinton, OK; 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, his brother, Gib Wilson and wife Carol of Superior, MT, his sisters, Dolores Kitchell and husband Eldon of Hartshorne, OK, and Rita Robertson of Anadarko, OK, Betsy's siblings and spouses, August and Shirley Miller, Wayne and Joy Miller, and Connie Miller, as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stray and Bertha Wilson, his daughter, Traci Hardy, infant sister, Leota Wilson, and brother in law, Warren Miller and daughter-in-law, LaDonna Wilson.

Memorial Donations may be made to: Anklyosing Spondylitis, Spondylitis Association of America, PO BOX 5872, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413


Services: First Baptist Church, Tuesday 11:00 AM, April 11, 2017, Hinton, OK

Officiating: Rev. Keith Gillham and Rev. Curtis Ross

Burial: Hinton Cemetery, Hinton, OK

Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at turnerfuneralhomes@gmail.com, turnerfh.net, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).