Carl Edward Wilson went to be with the Lord at 1:48 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 while residing at the Cameron Veterans Home in Cameron, Mo. He was born July 2, 1926 in Shelbyville, Mo.; raised in Shelbina, Mo.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas R. Wilson and Elva Rutter Wilson, along with five siblings, Ruby Stuckey, Moses Franklin Wilson, Joseph Richard Wilson, Wanda Arnett, and an infant sister. A W.W.II veteran serving with the 42nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, which had campaigns in Europe, he proudly served our country for six years.
In 1950 he married Helen Jane (Crenshaw) Wilson and had two daughters, Delores W. Wharton and Carla J. (Jim) Shaner; later divorcing in 1979. He is survived by his daughters and five grandchildren, Stephanie (Kevin) Greenwood, David (Erika) Wharton, Dr. James (Michelle) Shaner, Jarred Shaner, Rebecca (Matthew) Stites; and five great-grandchildren, Jude, Harper, Sullivan, Margot and Brooks.
Carl resided nearly all of his adult life in Excelsior Springs, Mo., as an entrepreneur who owned a construction company building homes, started Wilson Acres, built Rainbow Swim Club, owned and operated Ozark Inn, sold real estate, etc. He was active in the Lutheran Church his entire life, enjoyed country western music, and often ate lunch at the Mill Inn. Carl will be laid to rest at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo., on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at a private ceremony due to coronavirus.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives, 101 E. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry for your loss, and thank you Carl for your service to our country and the City of Excelsior Springs!
He drove Carla and I to my first Chiefs game back in the 60’s … We lost the game but he explained to us how the other team got all the right calls and the refs were not fair to us.
We knew he was right…. btw…. He was in a suit and tie & we wore hose, skirts, and blouses.
We are so sorry for your loss. We both know what it feels like to loose a father . May the Lord grant you peace and strength to get through this tough time. Our love and prayers are with you and your families.
It’s so difficult to lose a parent especially during this time when you can’t have the funeral you would like to have and your friends there to support you. Just know we love you and are praying for you and your family. So very sorry for the loss of your father.
We are so sorry to learn of Carl’s passing. Carl was a good friend of ours and we have so many wonderful memories of him. We will miss him and our conversations with him. He was a good man. Our sympathy to your family and his many friends. May he rest in eternal peace.
Earl and Linda Shumate
Carla and family,
He was certainly a man to be honored by his family, his friends, and all Americans as he defended our freedom with his time in service to our country.
I hope you know your friends are with you in spirit, and I hope you know we’d be there if we could.
My prayers for you all, and I know your dad is in heaven reunited with all those he loved.
Janet Simpson ‘72
May our Lord bless and comfort you both and your family’s during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. Hugs and love to you both!!!
Praying for all the family. Carl was a familiar face to many. R.I.P Carl
So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember when we both lived on Delores Street and the many good memories of that time.
It is so hard to lose a parent or family member…my Dad died several years ago and my brother just passed away in April this year. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kirk & Tamy Woods