Gaylon Wayne Wilson, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 10, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
Visitation: 5-7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook Texas 76126. Funeral: 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 16th at Winscott Road Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76134.
Wayne was born on November 21, 1928, in Stephens, Arkansas. He was the first of two children of Bert Wilson and Selma Wilson. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army National Guard and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He also retired from the US Postal Service. Wayne was an active member of the Benbrook United Methodist Church. He served as President of NAPS, served on Benbrook Water Authority board, and as Benbrook Mayor. He held memberships in the Benbrook Jaycees, Benbrook Lions Club, and Benbrook Volunteer Fire Department. Wayne loved flying his private planes, spending his spare time traveling all over the world, including yearly visits to Hawaii for 21 years.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Bert Wilson; his loving mother, Selma Wilson; brother, Bert Wilson Jr.; and sister, Freda Moore.
Survivors: His devoted wife, Martha Jane Wilson; his loving children, daughter, Debbie Wilson of White Settlement; son, Gary Wilson and wife, Leslie of Benbrook; daughter, Mindy Markum and husband, Trey of Paradise; grandchildren, Tracie, Chris, Amanda, Nathan, Chad, Chase, Alison, Holt, and Tiffany; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother-in-law, David Hooten and wife, Jeanie and many other loving family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be Trey Markum, Chase Markum, Holt Markum, Nathan Wilson, Chris Henninger, and Iain Yockov.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Wayne Wilson to The Benbrook United Methodist Church, 1122 Bryant St., Benbrook, Texas 76126 for the support of their AED Units.