Class of 1965
1965 Maroon Spotlight
Gary Lee Wilson
March 25, 1947 – November 21, 2022
Gary Lee Wilson, age 75, of Perry, passed away on November 21, 2022.
Gary was born on March 25, 1947, in Ponca City, Oklahoma, to E.L. and Amelia Wilson. After attending Perry High School, Gary entered the Marine Corps in 1966, and he was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving 1969-1970. During his military service, he met the love of his life, Linda Stroo, marrying June 3, 1968. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage and together had two sons, Brian and Bruce Wilson. Gary was an employee of Ditch Witch for more than 25 years.
Survivors include: his wife, Linda; son, Brian (Valorie) Wilson; grandsons, Aiden and Alex (Rachel) Wilson, four great-grandchildren; sister, Sandy Hentges (Harvey); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents, E.L. and Amelia Wilson, and son, Bruce Wilson.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022, at Trout Funeral Home of Perry.