Mr. Maynard Wilson, age 93, of Hemphill, Texas, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018, at his residence.
Mr. Wilson was born February 11, 1925, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and spent many of his early years in Ohio. He was a graduate of Struthers High School in Struthers, Ohio, as well as the University of Southern California. He proudly served his country during World War II, entering service in the U.S. Army and later serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
He dedicated a great part of his life to the education of others. In addition to being a teacher, Mr. Wilson coached football and tennis along with being a yearbook and school newspaper sponsor. He was a drummer and and an outstanding vaudeville performer. Mr. Wilson had enjoyed success and author and playwright resulting in great performances and pleasurable reading.
Mr. Wilson was a world traveler, finding great joy in his many visits through the years. He enjoyed living the latter years of life at Toledo Bend near Hemphill in Sabine County, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara. They were married October 31, 1949, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
His survivors include his sons, Laurie Wilson and his wife Margaret of Hemphill, Texas, and Rick Wilson and his wife Traci of Elk Grove, California; and his grandchildren, Melayna and Matthew.
A life honoring service for Mr. Wilson is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Hemphill's First United Methodist Church, located at 181 Milam Street in Hemphill, Texas. Officiating will be Pastor Paula Copty-Duplant.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Oaks Funeral Home, located at 601 W. Gibson Street (Hwy. 190) in Jasper, Texas.