Wallace "Wally" Clyde Wilson, 87, of Trail, died July 18, 2008.
No service will be held.
Mr. Wilson was born Mar. 29, 1921 in Enid, Okla. to Truman Clyde and Florence Ruth Wilson. He graduated from Elsinore Union High School in 1939.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Machinist Mate 1st Class
and served in the battle of Pearl Harbor as well as several other
battles in the South Pacific. After the war, he enlisted in the U.S.
Naval Reserve where he was recalled to active duty to fight in the
Mr. Wilson was a life member of the NRA, a
life member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Oregon Chapter
3, a life member of Masonic Lodge #357 in Buena Park. Calif., and a
life member of the American Legion, Post #98 in Grants Pass. He was
also a 50-year member of the Plumbers Local Union #582 in Santa Ana,
Calif. and a life member of the V.F.W. Post 1833 in Medford.
worked as a plumber in southern California before moving to the Rogue
Valley. He later retired as a plumbing inspector for Jackson County.
addition to his wife, Jean Byrne, Mr. Wilson is survived by his son,
Steve Wilson, of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; his daughters, Kathy Collins, of
Grass Valley, Calif., and Shari Brayall, of Orange, Calif.; six
grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
his parents and one brother.
Arrangements by Hillcrest Memorial Park.