NORMAN — Capt. (Ret.) A. Kay Wilson, 91, pilot in the United States Air Force, World War II veteran, businessman, Mason and Shriner, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, with family surrounding him, taking his final flight home to be with the Lord. A. Kay Wilson was born May 30, 1922, in Hooker, Okla., to Wallace and Ruth (Strain) Wilson.
He proudly served his country with honor, flying the DC-3 “Gooneybird” during the invasion of southern France. A. Kay was in the insurance business for more than 40 years. He built and merged insurance companies and owned an agency in the Oklahoma panhandle.
In his free time, he enjoyed flying his V-tail Bonanza, playing bridge and watching his Sooners play football. He loved cars. He loved one woman his entire life. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
A. Kay Wilson was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Kaylen Melton of Denver, who were waiting for him with open arms.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lenora May Street of the home; daughter, Dana Pascucci and husband Perry of Tulsa; grandson, Dr. Daniel Pascucci of Tulsa; granddaughter Kaitlin (Pascucci) Brister and husband Austin and great-grandson Ian Tyler Brister of Norman; son-in-law, Ben Melton of Denver; grandson, the Rev. James Kay Melton and wife the Rev. Heather Melton of New York; and granddaughter, Alicia (Melton) Berry and husband Tony Berry and great-grandson Kaysen Berry of Denver.
Services for A. Kay Wilson will be 2 p.m. today at First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave. in Norman.
Arrangements for A. Kay Wilson and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.
Online condolences may be shared at havenbrookfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 220 S. Webster Ave., Norman, OK 73069.
Norman Transcript, Thursday, July 18, 2013