Wilson, Frank

Written by David Green.

Frank Stephen Wilson, 69, of Gross Street, Fayette, Ohio, died Aug. 3, 2006 at his home.

He was born March 10, 1937 in Gorham Township, Ohio, to Harold and Beatrice (Paine) Wilson.

Frank was a lifelong Fayette are resident. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1955 and served in the U.S. Army. He was previously employed at TRW in Fayette and retired from Fayette Tubular Products in 1997 with more than 21 years of service.

He was a member of N.R.A., AMVETS in Bryan, Ohio, the Morenci American Legion Post #368, and the Morenci Sportsman’s Club. He was an avid Detroit Tigers and Detroit Pistons fan.

Frank is survived by a special companion, Shirley Eastman of Fayette; three daughters, Julia (and Richard) Thurston of Toledo, Ohio, Stephany Suydam of Montpelier, Ohio, and Mindy (and Dan) Sadoski of Woodville, Ohio; one son, Stephen (and Christina) Wilson of Ypsilanti, Mich.; five grandchildren, Andrea, Crystal, Joey, Rebecca and Jennisson; two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Adrianna; two brothers, Kenneth (and Shirley) Paison and Larry Wilson, both of Fayette; one aunt, Delora Ehlinger of Morenci, Mich., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services were Aug. 6 at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Pastor Laura Clark officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fulton and Williams Counties or the S.A.K. Memorial Scholarship.

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