William Duncan


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William Duncan Wilson

Dec 01 1919 - Oct 17 2007

Mr. William Duncan Wilson, age 87, a retired Air Force Colonel, died peacefully at Silverado Memory Care Facility, Plano, Texas on October 17, 2007. Bill was born December 1, 1919, to Colough and Nola Wilson of Prosper, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University on a baseball scholarship, and graduated with scholastic honors in 1942. Bill joined the WW II war effort, completed advanced flight training, and flew P 51 Mustangs in the Normandy Campaign in the 352 fighter group. Bill’s fighter plane was shot down over France, and he became a prisoner of war of the Germans in Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany. He remained a POW until he was liberated by the Russian Army in 1945. He returned to Texas in June 1945 to marry his childhood sweetheart, Emajo (Jodie) on August 23, 1945. Bill’s career after WW II was with the Internal Revenue Service as a special agent of the intelligence division. He rose to become a regional coordinator under the Kennedy administration and retired from the IRS in 1972. After retiring, he was very active in his church and as a volunteer with the American Red Cross. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Emajo Wilson; sons, William Terry and wife, Jan of Knoxville, Tennessee, David Wilson and wife, Rebecca of Lewisville, Texas; daughter, Lynn Wilson of Fort Worth; grandsons, Darin with wife, Wendy of Fort Worth, Gregory and wife, Rene of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; granddaughters, Candace and Malinda of Lewisville; great grandsons, Camden and Braden of Lewisville. Bill’s love and dedication to his family and friends was insurmountable. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 19, 2007, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Chad Selph officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for visitation from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Consideration of contributions to clarify of your choice or the National Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Bill Wilson.
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