Garland Woodrow Wilson, 75 of Kingsville, Missouri died Saturday, Aug. 27, in Independence, Missouri.
Garland was born November 6, 1940 in Cherryville, Missouri the son of Harold and Dora (Pyatt) Wilson. As a young man, he traveled throughout the country. He settled in Oklahoma and raised four children: Dale, Beverly, Lisa and Danny. Garland later moved to Missouri and worked at the General Motors Plant near St. Louis for many years. He was united in marriage to Esther Mary Brown on September 12, 1982. The couple had made their home in the Kingsville and Holden area for the past several years. Garland loved most everything western, especially John Wayne movies. He also enjoyed tinkering, building things, storytelling and having a beer with family and friends.
Survivors include his stepdaughter, Becky Funk of Independence; stepson, Bill Cousins and wife, Sandi, of Warrensburg; two daughters, Beverly Martin and husband, Lloyd and Lisa Hasty and husband, Jeff, all of Cordell, Oklahoma; son, Danny Wilson and wife, Cheryl, of Cedar Hill, Missouri, four sisters, Norma Maddox and husband, Bob of Union, Missouri; June Lankford and husband, Jerry of Hobart, Oklahoma; Carol Backues and husband, Ron of Burlington, North Carolina, and Loretta Callahan and husband, Kenny, of Cuba, Missouri; stepsister, Emilie Joyce and husband, Wayne, of Vancouver, Canada; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dale Wilson; sister, Freda Pyatt and three brothers, James Calvin Wilson, Harold Richard Wilson and Ronnie Wilson.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 2, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden with Rev. Charles Brant officiating.
Interment will follow in Rock Springs Cemetery, north of Holden.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions are suggested to Rock Springs Cemetery Association in care of the funeral home.