Guy Wilson was born September 3, 1917 in Hulbert, Oklahoma to Walter C. and Charlotte (Beaver) Wilson. He grew up in Hulbert and graduated from Hulbert High School in 1936 as part of its first graduating class. He spent his adulthood living and working mostly in and around Wagoner, Oklahoma. In Coweta he started the Green Parrot Café, which is still in operation. He drove a truck for Madewell out of Muskogee, Oklahoma. In Wagoner Guy served as tag agent, owned and operated a laundry and for many years was a part of the Mallett Funeral Home staff.
He volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1942 and fought in the Pacific theater. During his service, Wilson was part of the battle forces that saw the surrender of Tinian Island. The capture of this island was a critically important victory for allied forces. The Operation Meetinghouse bombing of Tokyo was initiated from this island, and so were the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 2014, Guy took part in the first Cherokee Warrior Flight, honoring Cherokee Nations veterans.
Guy was honored this past September to be named Parade Marshall for the 65th Annual Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was honored with several presentations, a banquet and a breakfast as well as riding in the biggest parade ever held. As it was his birthday weekend, Guy celebrated his 100th birthday with a special party.
Guy departed this life in peace on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Charlotte Wilson; his first wife, Louise (Hadley) Wilson; second wife, Ruth Thompson Wilson; four brothers, Clyde Wilson, Ralph Wilson, Walter Wilson Jr. and Thomas Wilson; three sisters, Marie Dillon, Gertrude Edwards and Alice Joy Wilson.
He is survived by a proud and loving family of nieces and nephews, Marsha Lamb, Sue Ann Brixey, Elizabeth Edwards, David Wilson, Dale Wilson, Dianna Wilson, Lou Alice Miller and Morris Falling; a special friend, Iva Salmon; many other extended family and friends.
A Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00 pm at Mallett Funeral Home and Crematory in Wagoner.
The Funeral service will be at 10:00 am at the First Baptist Church in Hulbert, Oklahoma, with the Reverend Glenn Rowan officiating.
Interment will be at 1:00 pm at Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Pallbearers will be Tim Brixey, T.R. Brixey, Raymond Daniels, Eddie Hughes, Jamey Lamb, Bill Lane, Dewayne Reynolds and Jack Teague.
Published on November 29, 2017