Paul L. Wilson, 73, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his residence in Red Lion Borough, Pa. He was the husband of the late Electa M. (Keeports) Wilson.
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Born June 22, 1940, in Seymour, he was a son of the late Charley C. and Alice M. (Baker) Wilson.
He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1977 as a chief petty officer after serving his country for 22½ years and during the Vietnam War. He worked as a senior disbursing officer, in charge of maintaining pay records and also was responsible for computing the financial reports for all ships and shore bases.
An active and vital life member of the Izaak Walton League-York chapter and York County Conservation District, he spearheaded many causes within these two organizations, including the Envirothon in York. To honor his 20 years of commitment and dedication, the York County Conservation District awarded him the title of director emeritus. He was an avid hunter of a variety of animals and birds; loved spending time with family at his cabin in Pine Grove Furnace, Pa.; loved his dogs; and was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons.
Survivors include a sister, Norma L. Prewitt of Seymour; a brother, Charles Wilson Jr. of of Harrisburg, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, LaDonna J. Wilson, Carolyn S. DeCamp and Delores J. Spurgeon; and one brother, Larry R. Wilson.
A celebration of life service was held Oct. 19, 2013, at Life Tributes by Olewiler and Heffner Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Red Lion, Pa.
Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Home
35 Gotham Drive
Red Lion, PA 17356
Published in Tribune from Nov. 3 to Nov. 10, 2013