Ronald J. "Chappie" Wilson (1923 - 2018)

  • "Sorry to hear about Chappie, he would join our golfing..."
    - Larry Jackson

Soldotna resident Ronald J. Wilson, known by friends as "Chappy," died Feb. 17, 2018, at South Peninsula Hospital LTC unit in Homer, AK. He was 94 years old.

No services are planned.

He was born on June 12, 1923 in London borough of Hackney, England. Ron was an avid golfer at the Kenai Golf Course and managed to walk 18 holes of golf 4 times a week until he was 87 years old. Ron and wife Dorothy spent many years in Massachusetts and Maine, along with time in Florida. He moved to Soldotna in 1999 from Ocala, FL. with Dorothy, who preceded him in death in 2005.

Ron was a service director for dealerships before his retirement. He served in the Royal Air Force as an airplane mechanic, where he enlightened his family with stories of WWII, chasing Rommel through the desert and praising Winston Churchill. Ron became an American Citizen in 1985.

He came from a family of 3 brothers and 1 sister, of them 1 brother, Arnold, is living in Texas. He leaves behind a daughter, Margaret Dahl of Ocala, FL., a son Ronald Wilson of Cape Coral, FL. 2 step daughters Lois Brassfield of Soldotna, Alaska, and Patricia Fromm of Ocala FL.. and 2 step sons Wayne Moulton of Vero Beach, FL. and Richard Moulton of TN. He leaves behind 4 children in England, John, Catherine, Theresa and Paul Wilson. Ron has approximately 26 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. He will be missed by all.
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5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK 99611
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Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Mar. 15, 2018
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