NORMAN — Richard Alvin Wilson, 77, of Norman, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Norman. He was born Dec. 31, 1936, in Muskogee, to Roy and Leila (Hess) Wilson.
Richard attended schools in the Okmulgee and Morris area. He earned his B.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in 1958 and went on to work in the oil and gas industry. Richard worked several years with OG&E, retiring in 2007. He married Patricia Carrell Aug. 24, 1957, in Morris. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Micheal Wilson.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Wilson; three daughters, Sandra Keith of Noble, Karen Schmidt and husband Troy and Beth Korhonen and husband Mark of Norman; five grandchildren, Gwenn Stevens, Aaron Keith, Matthew Keith, Kayley Schmidt and Mackenzie Schmidt; and 10 great-grandchildren, Laura, Claire, Jonas and Sophia Stevens, Trinity, Mya, Alynn and Aaron Keith, and Hudson and Haylee Keith.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday, officiated by the Reverend Bruce Ingram at the Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook Street in Norman.
Arrangements for Richard and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.
Online condolences may be shared at HavenbrookFuneralHome.com.
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