Gerald Raymond “Bo” Wilson was born Dec. 24, 1941 and was called home by our Lord on July 9, 2019 at the age of 77. His devoted faith in Jesus Christ gave him great comfort in this life and for eternity. He was born in Wharton to Alney Jack and Frances Wilson.
Bo had a passion for dancing and taxidermy and a love for all animals and the great outdoors. He married the love of his life, Patricia Gail Vavra, on Aug. 24, 1968 and moved to East Bernard. After several years, they decided to move their family to Wharton. He was employed by Stewart and Stevenson in Sealy before retiring at the age of 65 to pursue his passion for taxidermy full time. He enjoyed spending countless hours with his three sons and grandchildren hunting and fishing.
Bo is preceded in death by his parents, Alney Jack and Frances Wilson, stepfather Julius Svec and sister-in-law, Laura Scherer.
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Patricia Gail Wilson, twin sister Geraldine Macha and husband Daniel of East Bernard, sons Stuart “Skeeter” Wilson and wife, Teresa of Wharton, Ronald Wilson and wife Deanna of East Bernard and Sheldon “Boogie” Wilson and wife, Lisa of Blessing, brother-in-law Vic Scherer of Cypress, grandchildren Shelby Ross and husband Blaine, Khloe Duhon, Valori Prazak, Evan Wilson, Amanda Cunningham and husband, Jeff, Samantha Tabares and husband, Ernie, Matthew Krenek and wife Alexis, Clayton Krenek, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Following cremation, memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Wharton Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 101 Church Street, Hungerford, 77448.
Funeral services are under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.