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Henry Wilson

MANGUM  Funeral for lifelong Greer County resident Henry Wilson, 88, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Mangum First Baptist Church with Pastor Jan Ivan Oden and Pastor Stephen Collins officiating.  

Mr. Wilson passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at a Mangum hospital.

Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Mangum under direction of Greer Funeral Home, Mangum.

Henry was born May 21, 1929, in Reed to his parents John T. and Grace Irene (Powell) Wilson. On Jan. 14, 1969, he married Lillian "Lil" Gambill in Childress, Texas, and they have enjoyed over 48 years of marriage. Henry worked as a cattle buyer for many years and his passion was working his land in Greer County and surrounding areas as a farmer and rancher. He always liked having a large garden and having family picnics while working the ranch with family. Henry was a very kind, considerate and loving husband and daddy and was a "Papa" to many. We consider him the last "John Wayne."

Henry is survived by his wife, of the home; three children, Shelly Wilson-Blaske and Kevin, Mangum; René Wilson and Mark, Oklahoma City; and Vickie VanZandt and Calvin, Tahlequah; two brothers, J.T. Wilson and wife Mary, Oklahoma City; and Barry Wilson and wife Candy, of the Tulsa area; one sister, Johnnie Faye, Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren, Brazile, Dustin, Derrick, Dacie, Paula, Kristan, and Kelly; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other family members and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul and Jerry Don Wilson; two sisters, Addie Mae Allen and Ruth Bex.

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