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Obituary for Thomas Ray Wilson
Thomas Ray Wilson, age 71, formerly of Senecaville, Ohio, and a patient at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell for the past two years, died Friday, December 4, 2015, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge. He was born June 24, 1944, in Pleasant City, Ohio, son of the late Earl D. and Frances M. Devine Wilson. He was a graduate of Cumberland High School and a United States Navy veteran. He was employed by a Coca-Cola warehouse in Alaska, and he was employed by several dairies in Alaska and Oregon. In addition, he owned and operated the Independence Park Sandwich Shop in Anchorage. He was formerly a member of several classic car clubs in Alaska, as well as a bowling league in Woodsfield, Ohio. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and gardening. Thomas loved spending time with his family, his pet birds, and restoring and showing his two 1957 Chevrolets.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, William M. “Mike” Wilson.
Surviving are his wife, Karen J. Lovendowski Wilson, whom he married October 2, 1965; one daughter, Brenda Jean (William) Applegate of Anchorage, Alaska; his siblings, Mary Jane Allred of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Janet Sue Wilson (Bernard Snyder) of Groveport, Ohio, Patricia Ann (Jim) Hilliker of Portland, Oregon, Kenneth E. (Carla) Wilson of Summerfield, Ohio, Ronald L. (Karen) Wilson of Dresden, Ohio, David A. Wilson (Janice Shipley) of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Daniel W. (Cheryl) Wilson of Holden, Maine; two granddaughters, Mariah L. (Ben) Lamirand and Cheyenne E. Applegate, both of Anchorage, Alaska; one sister-in-law, Nancy Wilson of Glenford, Ohio; one brother-in-law, Ted Lovendowski of Gales Ferry, Connecticut; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 4-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, Ohio, where the funeral service will be observed Wednesday, December 9th at 2PM. A military graveside service will follow at Crooked Tree Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Neurovascular Stroke Center, c/o Ohio State University, Department of Neurology, 395 West 12th Avenue, 7th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43210, or online at www.neurology.osu.edu/give; or to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, New York, 10163, or online at www.nationalmssociety.org.