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Roy L. Wilson, DVM , departed this life on December 3, 2010 at age 86. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Hoelter Wilson, of 60 years. He is also survived by sons Douglas Wilson of Jakarta, Indonesia, Mark Wilson and wife Brenda of Farmington, New Mexico; daughter Claire Wilson Mann and husband Rick of Friendswood, TX; grandsons Jeremy Wilson and wife Malissa of Lewisville, TX, and Ryan, Dylan and Jordan Mann of Friendswood, TX ; granddaughters Jessica Wilson of Pittsburgh, PA and Caitlin Mann of Friendswood, TX and great-grandson Luke Wilson of Lewisville, TX.
He was preceded in death by father Roy Wilson, mother Mary Measels Wilson Speed and stepfather Renfro Speed.
Dr. Wilson graduated from Teague High School and Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he practiced veterinary medicine in La Grange, Waco and in Houston for 48 years, retiring in 1999. Roy was a devoted husband and father, who also loved his church and fishing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Graveside services will be held at City Cemetary of La Grange, TX on Monday, December 6 at 2:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1515 Hillendahl in Houston Tuesday, December 7 at 11:00 am.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 5, 2010