Don Wilson

Donald Roy Wilson of Idaho Falls died at the age of 78, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, from natural causes.

He was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Dillon, Mont. He was the first son born to Marjorie Anderson and Harry S. Wilson.

He began working for the Yellow Cab Company and then worked 23 years at French's/Pillsbury potato dehydration plant in Shelley. His favorite occupation while working as a shuttle driver for National Avis Car Rental included security detail for King Hussein of Jordan when he visited this area, as well as for Sammy Davis Jr. during Don's younger years.

He was married several times and leaves behind three sons, Roy, Daniel and Terry; and a daughter, Lora; three stepchildren, Sherrie, Tammy and Danny; a brother, Toby; and several nephews, nieces and grandchildren that shared in his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a baby sister, Carol.

Some of his favorite activities were hunting, fishing and living up to his beloved nickname, "Wild Turkey." A private family gathering will be held at a later date. At his request, cremation will take place under the direction of Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. in Idaho Falls.

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Published in Post Register on Dec. 19, 2012