J. Randy Wilson
J. Randy Wilson died Sept. 11, 2007, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark.Randy was born Sept. 4, 1940, in Olustee, Okla. He was active in 4-H while growing up on a farm outside of Altus, Okla.In 1969 he and his family moved to Glenwood Springs, Colo., where he owned and operated Glenwood Realty for many years. He spent most of his adult life working in real estate sales and development. He was a past president of the Upper Colorado Board of Realtors and past director to the Colorado Association of Realtors.He was elected to the Glenwood Springs City Council and served two years as mayor pro-tem. He was a member of the Glenwood Kiwanis Club, was honored by the Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce for the “Golden Trumpet Award” and was named one of the outstanding young businessmen in the country.He was also author of the Non-Chew Cookbook, which was written for people with chewing disorders.He was preceded in death by his parents Beanie and Jo Wilson of Altus, Okla.He is survived by his loving companion Norma Hartsock of Mountain Home, Ark.; former wife of 34 years Bobbie Wilson of New Castle, Colo., two sons, Kent (Jill) Wilson and Dane Wilson of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; granddaughters Kenna and Macy Wilson of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; and sister Mandy (Dale) Rogers of Edmond, Okla.During the past five years, he has enjoyed his retirement in Mountain Home. There he enjoyed fishing, boating and working in his garden. He loved his family, especially his two granddaughters and his many friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor, warm personality and a talent for playing practical jokes.A memorial service/celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Friday, Sept. 28.Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.
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