George R. Wilson

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WILSON Dr. George R. Wilson, 86, of Upper Arlington, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. George was born July 10, 1923 in Pickaway County, OH. He graduated from Laurelville High School in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. George received his B.S. (1948), M.S. (1956), and Ph.D. (1963) degrees from The Ohio State University, where he became a full Professor in 1973. George especially enjoyed teaching students and was an advisor to OSU Saddle and Sirloin and 4-H clubs. He was recognized for his achievements and received teaching awards from OSU. He was a leader in the Ohio beef cattle industry, serving as the superintendent of beef cattle at the Ohio State Fair for over 20 years. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 1985. George was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing golf with his friends, and was an avid OSU fan. Preceded in death by his parents Willis and Iva Wilson, daughter Nancy Cardwell, and sisters Monabelle Sells, Vivian Baker, and Claranelle Wilson. George will be missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Lounell; son, Rodger (Jennie) Wilson; daughters, Joyce (Bob) Rinehart and Linda (Jeff) Teach; and grandchildren, Jay Rinehart, Julie (Dennis) Smith, Emily and Adam Teach, and Chad, Michael, Patrick, and Katie Cardwell. George's family would like to extend thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Forum at Knightsbridge. Funeral services 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010 in the chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1581 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus. Rev. Philip Brooks, officiant. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2010 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd., Columbus. Interment in Beckett Cemetery, Commercial Point. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in George's memory to the OSU Department of Animal Science, 2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210. To offer condolences to George's family, visit www.schoedinger.com.
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