Weldon Walter Wilson
Submitted by crecord2010 on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 9:39am
Weldon Walter Wilson, 85, of Cuero passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013.
He was born Feb. 7, 1928 in Wharton to the late Charles and Josie Culpepper Wilson. He married his beloved wife, Nettie Lou Howard Wilson in 1949. He was a sergeant for the US Army and served in Korea and in 1946 was honorably discharged. He was the inventor of the electric eye used in rodeo-timed events worldwide in 1949.
Weldon Wilson was better known to the community and family as “Ol’ Man.” He and Nettie Lou moved from Wharton to Freer in 1990 to do maintenance jobs on a ranch managed by his son, Charlie, and daughter-in-law, Cheryl. Ol' Man could fix just about anything. He and Nettie were in the process of moving to Cuero when she passed away. Weldon lived in Cuero for two years, enjoying life in the country, playing pool and cards, and working on lawn mowers. His love of gardening shows in the plants and fruit trees around his home. He will be remembered as an honorable, gentle, Godly man with many talents.
He is survived by his son, Charles H. Wilson and wife, Cheryl, of Cuero; sister, Freda McCarty of Bay City; grandchildren, Kimberly Hightower Baumgardner of San Antonio, Traci Hightower of Kyle, Cydny Ray Wilson of Victoria and Megan Hazel of Llano; great-grandchildren, Lynette Ann Baumgardner and Jacob, Jesse, James, Jeremiah and Jobi Hightower.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Lynett Darlin; and brothers, Rudolph “Rudy” Wilson and Arthur “Punk” Wilson.
A memorial will be held at a later date.
You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.
Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.
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