August 20 1930 July 23 2019
Rudolph Lane Wilson, 88, Gosport, passed peacefully with his loved ones by his side at his home on July 23, 2019. He was the only child born to the late Lawrence F. and Sara Jane (Baker) Wilson on August 20, 1930 in Morgan County, IN. Mr. Wilson was a Paragon High School graduate with the Class of 1948, after graduation, he attended Spartan College of Aeronautics Technology in Tulsa, OK, graduating with his aircraft mechanic degree in 1950. Shortly after, he joined the US Air Force where he served a total of 20 years in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves, of which time he served 6 months of active duty in Vietnam and attained the rank of Master Sgt. In 1964 he was awarded the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. From 1971 until his retirement in 1988, he was employed by Naval Avionics in Indianapolis. He had a love for flying and boating. He most cherished love was for his family and his grandpa Otto, whom he always held in high regard. He was a member of the Paragon Christian Church in Paragon, IN, where he was baptized. While stationed in California, he met his sweetheart of nearly 68 years, Mary Adele (Wakeman) Wilson, the two were united in marriage on August 16, 1952 at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Martinsville. He leaves behind his loving family including his wife, Mary Adele Wilson of Gosport, sons, Timothy L. Wilson of Gosport and his son Quinn Wilson; Richard J. “Joe” Wilson and wife Pam (Hopkins) of Bedford and children, Sarah, Jessi and Abby; daughters, Cynthia Jane Barker and husband, Joseph of Martinsville and children Amy, Jason and Rachel and Rebecca L. Werhle and husband Christopher and children, Mitchel, Max, Mary Anna and Mariah and his great grandchildren, Carson, Colton, Olivia, Emily, Elijah, Layla, Micha, Jayde and Vera. He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Alice Adele Wilson. Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, July 26th from 12:00-2:00 pm at Neal & Summers Funeral & Cremation Center. Pastor Rick Finney will officiate a service celebrating Mr. Wilson’s life immediately following visitation at 2:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at Friendship Park Cemetery in Paragon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan County Humane Society, 690 W. Mitchell Ave., Martinsville, IN 46151. On-line condolences and memories may be shared with Mr. Wilson’s family at www.nealandsummers.com.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rudolph Lane Wilson August 20 1930 July 23 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Martinsville, state: Indiana