Steven Paul Wilson passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on August 25, 2023, in the Stillwater Medical Center, at the age of 73. He will be missed by many.
Steve was born in Ada, Oklahoma, to Kenneth Hughes Wilson and Elva Neely Wilson, on May 7, 1950. He attended grade school in Latta, OK., Junior High in Lake Charles, LA., and High school in Ada, Oklahoma. He attended OSU, then East Central University in Ada, where he graduated with an accounting degree. He subsequently sat for the CPA exam, and passed it.
He married his high school sweetheart, Marie Louise Thompson, in Ada on May 30, 1970. Jobs took them to Houston and Tyler, Texas, each for 1 ½ years. Each move took them closer to Oklahoma. Settling in Anadarko, Oklahoma, Steve opened his CPA Office, which he headed for about 8 years. Their time in Anadarko saw the addition of two daughters, Elizabeth Marie and Amanda Leigh. Another move, to Bixby, Oklahoma this time, and he purchased a CPA office which he ran for 5 years. In 1990 a Music teaching job opened which moved the family back to Ada, for Marie to teach, and Steve to become a rancher.
Steve was a man of many interests. He was a member of MENSA, a licensed Amateur Radio (ham radio) operator, N5HY, Church Treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church in Ada, a member of several Masonic orders, including Past Master of Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shriners, and Eastern Star, of which he was a Past Patron. He enjoyed antique cars, Sudoku, bird watching and classification. He was always a motorcycle rider, and enjoyed Harley Davidsons, in particular. He and Marie spent thousands of miles traveling together on one motorcycle, then on two. Along the way, they joined GWRRA Chapter X, and made many lifelong motorcycle friends, who mainly rode Goldwings.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by two sisters: Linda Wilson Heatherley and husband Michael, and Patricia Wilson Childers, several cousins and nieces and nephews. He had two best friends which he kept in touch with: Gary Parker (Houston) and Ron Chandler (Ada).
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and techs who took care of Steve over many years, and especially the SMC 3rd floor nurses and techs. Also: Elara Caring and Karman Legacy Hospice.
A celebration of life: Memory Gathering will be held on September 30 at 2:00, in the Jennings Masonic Lodge, 670 N. Elm, Jennings. Please wear a pin, etc. of red, white, and blue in Steve's memory, and take a written remembrance with you if you want to read it at the gathering.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Jennings Masonic Lodge, 50901 S. 35700 Road, Maramec, OK. 74045.