Alex A. "Butch" Wilson Jr., 70, of Taylor, died Friday evening at Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, the former Frances L. Licciardi Wheeler, and they celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary Sept. 24.
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Born in Somerville, N.J., on Jan. 15, 1944, son of the late Alexander and Evelyn Staff Wilson, he served our country with the Army during the Vietnam War. Before his retirement, Butch worked for Arlington Industries, Taylor. He was a member of the American Legion Post 306, Taylor, and served as a former vice president.
He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, playing horseshoes and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Also surviving are a son, Craig; four daughters, Christine Wilson, Laurie Mohr, Robin Hernandez and Ashley Albert, all of Tucson, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Marie Wynne, Kingsley; and Dorothea Wheeler; and a stepson, Willard Wheeler, both of Scranton; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nine siblings, Leota Jaggers, Pittston; Phillip Coolbaugh, Scranton; Gerald, Sidney and Loreen Coolbaugh, all of Dallas; Lossie Macky, Ella Mae Dilliard and Janice and Michael Coolbaugh, all of Falls; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Paulette Henderson and Aneida Cina.
Friends may call Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor. American Legion Post 306 will conduct military services at 7:30.
Because of a medical condition, the family is requesting no flowers.
To share memories or to send online condolences, visit www.semiancares.com.
Semian Funeral Home
704 Union St Taylor, PA 18517
Published in Scranton Times on June 17, 2014