2017-06-08 / Obituaries

Franklin Wilson

Funeral services for Franklin Wilson, 81, of Dime Box, Texas, were held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at South Oak Church of Christ in Dime Box with Brother Asberry Mitchell officiating.

Franklin Wilson was born on January 11, 1936 in Thrall, Texas, the son of Harry & Ione (Shores) Wilson. He grew up between Thrall and Elgin, Texas. He married Josephine Davis and to this union three children were born. In 2001, Franklin married Atlongus M. Bradley Gamble. Franklin retired from the University of Texas in 2011. He enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes, singing and spending time with his family and friends. Franklin passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Giddings Residence and Rehabilitation Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry & Ione Wilson; two sisters, Lillie Mae Burton and Frances Williams; five brothers, Harry K. Wilson, Sydney Wilson, James Wilson, Julius Wilson and Milton Wilson and his ex-wife, Josephine.

Franklin is survived by his wife, Atlongus Wilson of Dime Box; daughter, Onita Foster of Ft. Worth; two sons, Eddie Wilson & his wife, Linda of Ft. Worth and Alonzo Wilson of Ft. Worth; two step-children, Eulonda Gamble of Caldwell and Rodney Gamble & his fiancee, LaCarol Vincent of Caldwell; twelve grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Serving as pallbearers were Alonzo Hodges, Rodney Gamble, Samuel Heiskel, Gary Burns, Garland Robinson Jr. and Simon Carter. Honorary pallbearers were Romeo Gamble, Stephen Deere, Christopher Deere Jr., Alonzo Wilson and Eddie Wilson.

Memorials may be made to the South Oak Church of Christ in Dime Box.

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