G. Richard Wilson

G. Richard Wilson

Wednesday, June 1st, 1927 - Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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G. Richard Wilson, 92, of McVeytown, passed away at 2:29 a.m. on Thursday April 2, 2020 at his home.
Born on June 1, 1927 in Philadelphia, he was the son of Lewistown businessman Gerald Hoffman Wilson, and Gladys (Myers) Wilson. His parents were both from the Mifflin/Juniata County area and came back home in 1941 to Mifflin County where he attended high school.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Musser) Wilson, whom he married on July 22, 1950. He is also survived by two sons: Steven R. Wilson and wife Kathleen of Lewistown, and Michael Lee Wilson and wife Marianne of McVeytown, a brother, John M. Wilson of Lewistown, also two grandchildren, Darren and Deanna, now located in Harrisburg, and Washington D.C.
Mr. Wilson was a 1945 graduate of Lewistown High School, as was his wife Betty. Also, a graduate of Shippensburg University, where he majored in Chemistry. He had post graduate credits from Penn State in Geology. During his college years, he worked during summer break for Crider Construction Company and with the G.I. Bill put himself through school. His first job offer was to teach chemistry in New Bloomfield High School.
He was a member of a number of local fraternal organizations in his younger years. He also had memberships in The American Numismatic Association, The Sociedad Numismatica De Mexico, and The Royal Canadian Numismatic Society. He was a Licensed Real Estate Salesman; he liked target shooting and belonged to the Avisco Pistol Club. He loved Football in High School, and enjoyed every Penn State win.
His entire business career was spent in partnership with his father, brother and sons in local businesses: Wilson Home and Auto Supply, South Main Street, Lewistown, Wilson Tire Company (Firestone), Wilson Gas & Oil Co. (Phillips 66) (Flying A) Wilson Gulf Supply, Burnham, (Gulf) serving numerous stations in Mifflin, Huntingdon, Centre, Snyder and Juniata Counties, supplying petroleum products as well as home heating oil to local homes. He was a board member at Lewistown Trust Company for sixteen years. He served in The U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre in 1945-1946 as a Third Class Petty Officer, plus three years in a reserve company while in college. He and his wife both loved their numerous dogs, and always had one or two as part of their family, living in the same house for over 60 years. He attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
All services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the care of The Barr Funeral Home Inc. & Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard’s memory are respectfully encouraged to: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 1715 Lockport Rd, Lewistown PA 17044.
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    Lind Memorial Cemetery
    200 Green Ave.
    LEWISTOWN, PA 17044
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Gary Matter

Posted at 05:58pm
We were so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. We fondly remember the times we visited with Dick and Betty before we were married. The stories, advice and especially Dick's laugh were never forgotten over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. Linda and Gary Matter (Omaha, Nebraska)

Laura Kyler

Posted at 08:07am
We were sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Dad (Jerry Casner) always spoke of his time pumping gas with a smile and good story! He thought highly of Dick and Jack. Please know that the family is in our thoughts and prayers. Caroline Casner and family: Jerry Jr. and family, Laura Kyler and family.

Tim Drake

Posted at 11:11am
Worked for Dick and Jack for several years off and on. Always enjoyed being around Dick and his sons and was always appreciative of the way they treated their employees. We remained friends all of my life and I still enjoy seeing the boys and Jack on occasion. Take heart in knowing that this former employee never had a bad day while working for you and that I, for one, enjoyed my experience with all of you guys.
Tim Drake

Rhonda Collins

Posted at 08:27am
Sending our sympathies to the Wilson family for the loss of your dad and husband. You are in our thoughts and prayers...
Stan, Rhonda and Rebecca Collins

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