The Edmond Sun

Obituaries

July 16, 2014

Howard L. Wilson

EDMOND —     Howard L. “Press” Wilson, 90, passed away July 12, 2014.  He was born August 3, 1923 in Sterling Kan., and was one of four boys.

    Press joined the US Army Air Corps and was a P-38 pilot in the Pacific during WWII.  He attended Sterling College and University of Kansas where he earned a law degree. He met Suzanne VanSlyke on the train from Hutchinson to KU.  They fell in love, and were married for 49 years. He worked in oil and gas as a landman all his life, in Wichita, Kan., and Oklahoma City.

    Press loved fishing and playing golf, and was known for his quick wit.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne in 1999.

    He is survived by four children, Randy and wife Jackie of Edmond, Rick of Edmond, Kevin and wife Jamie of Tulsa, Eve Messick and husband Scott of Conroe, Texas; seven grandchildren, and a brother Dale Wilson of Las Cruces, N.M.

    A private family celebration of life is planned.

    Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org.

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