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Everett “Lee” Wilson

Obituary for Everett Leroy Wilson

“I have lived a very good life and had a lot of fun.” – Lee Wilson

Everett Leroy “Lee” Wilson was born in Skaitook, OK, June 26, 1927 to Emmett L and Dora Wilson. He was the youngest of 3 children and the only boy. He passed away in Huntsville, Texas on Oct. 4, 2018 at the age of 91.

He joined the U.S. Navy at 17 years old in the last few months of World War II and served for 4 years. On September 14, 1951, Lee married Lola Lee née Price. They were married for 67 years.

From 1956-1966, they lived in Lawton, OK where Lee worked for the Lawton Constitution.

In 1966, they moved with their children to Austin, TX where Lee worked until retirement in 1989 for the Austin-American Statesman. He and Lola lived in Austin until retirement enjoying BBQ, Mexican food, and often were drinking scotch and country western dancing at Dessau Hall with a host of friends.

He and Lola traveled extensively both before and after retirement, including several years on the road as full time RV’ers. They were often joined on the road by close friends, Jim and Carol Rambo of Lawton, OK. They shared a love of boats and motorcycles as well.

Lee was much loved by friends and family for his loving nature.

After their life on the road in their RV, he and Lola settled in Kerrville, TX where they stayed for over 15 years before moving to Conroe in 2014 to be near family in the latter years as they required more assistance.

He was somewhat shy, but always friendly and caring. His smile and quick wit will be missed by so many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Dora, by his two sisters, Eugenia and Margie, and dear friend, Jim Rambo.

He is survived by his wife, Lola, and their children, Paula Wilson Dreyfuss of Vista, San Diego, California and Kelly Lee Wilson and wife of 35 years, Beki Bell Wilson of Willis (Lake Conroe), Texas. His grandchildren; Derek Everett Dreyfuss, 30 of Vista, CA, Kati Jo Wilson Swasey, 30 and husband Sam Swasey of Gretna, LA, Hannah Celeste Dreyfuss, 28 of Vista, CA and Maggi Jane Wilson, 23 of Willis, TX and Jim’s wife, Carol Rambo of Lawton, OK.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.shmfh.com

About Rich Heiland

Rich Heiland, former publisher of the Huntsville Item and owner of Free Press publications, LLC, a reporting/writing firm working with media, has been a reporter, editor and publisher at several daily papers. He was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team. He taught journalism at Western Illinois University. He can be reached at freepresstx@gmail.com or 936-293-0293.

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