Gregory Leonard "Gig" Wilson of Seabrook, Texas, departed our world to join his lord and savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July30, 2016. Even as his body failed him in mortal life, he remained enthusiastic and expressive of his Christian faith and in his celebration of life and family to the very end. His smile and infectious laugh will echo forever in the memories of his many friends and loved ones.
Greg was born to Bill and June Wilson, at the United States Naval Hospital in Corona, California, on April 23, 1954. He was the oldest of three brothers growing up together in southern California. He enjoyed playing baseball, and ran cross country at Katella High School in Anaheim, graduating in 1972.
Greg was known to follow his heart throughout life. In 1975, he left home for Colorado, where he met his lifelong friends, J.J. and Ron, who cannot remember ever seeing him mad, but always finding the good side of every situation. A few years later, he moved back to California where he met and married the love of his life, Jamee Carr Wilson, on December 12, 1987, and two families became one. In 1990, they were blessed with the arrival of their beloved son, Michael Taylor Wilson, who is now an AME2(AW) airman in the United States Navy, a source of great pride in their lives.
Greg and family moved to Texas in 1992, where he became an active member of the Webster Presbyterian Church, proudly serving as a deacon and hosting weekly book study sessions in their home. One of his great joys was playing in the church praise band, Joyful Noyz, replacing Michael as drummer after a ceremonial "passing of the sticks" when he left to join the Navy.
He relished the frequent weekend gatherings with his extended family and loved to travel the world with Jamee and Michael. He made a solid career of over 20 years with Performance Diesel of Webster, Texas, where he was known as an easy going, good-natured team player.
Greg is survived by his loving wife Jamee and faithful son Michael. He is also survived by his two brothers Jay Wilson (wife Janice, daughter Jordan) of Tustin, California, and Gary Wilson (daughter Hannah) of San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his mother, June Wilson of Laguna Woods, California, and preceded in passing on January 18, 2016, by his father, Bill.
He is also survived by his extended family including his mother-in-law JoAnn Carr, father-in-law Gerald Carr (wife Pat), sister-in-law Jennifer Carr, brother-in-law Jeffrey Carr (wife Mengo, daughter Betty, son James), brother-in-law John Carr (daughters Cameron and Avery), sister-in-law Jessica and brother-in-law Joshua (husband Ray).
The family would like to thank the many supportive friends and extended family who have provided companionship, meals and special assistance in so many ways. Their incredible kindness and generosity cannot be overstated and will never be forgotten.
The memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 W. NASA Road 1, Webster, Texas 77598.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Greg's name to the Webster Presbyterian Church Music Ministry would be greatly appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent to the Wilson-Carr family c/o Jamee Wilson at 623 Whitecap Drive, Seabrook, TX, 77586.