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TULSA – Funeral services for Hank Wilson will be held Friday, April 3, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the Hart Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Lowder officiating. Interment will follow in the Teresita Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Hank Wilson, the son of James Martin Wilson and Barbara Jean (Mitchell) Allen, was born on Oct. 9, 1952, in Tahlequah, Okla., and departed this life on March 30, 2015, in Tulsa, at the age of 62 years, 5 months and 21 days. Hank enjoyed life and made life enjoyable. He loved going “junkin’,” as he called it, which was just going to different flea markets and garage sales and just seeing what he might find. He also enjoyed hunting metal with his metal detector and just seeing what might be hidden under the ground. Hank was a true “Jack-of-all-trades.” He was a ham radio operator; he had taken flight lessons and could have had his pilot’s license. He enjoyed going hang gliding, he was a magician (of sorts), and he could take anything apart and put it back together and make it work. He was great with electronics and being able to identify the source of the problem and fix it back to working order. Hank was a musician and played the guitar and Banjo. He loved bluegrass music and could play it just as well as anyone. He enjoyed fishing, camping and just being outdoors in God’s beautiful creation. Hank was a man who loved his family dearly and worried about them, mainly just trying to protect them. He would never let the girls get away from him without making sure they knew the rules and they had change to be able to call for help. He would also tell them not to leave the building unless it’s on fire or there is a bomb. His family meant a lot to him and he loved his Momma dearly. He was a very godly man and had compassion and love for everyone. He was one who wanted to fix all the problems in the world. Hank touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by a loving family, which includes: his wife, Joyce Wilson, of the home; his stepfather, Bill Allen of Chouteau; his children, Shannon Hoopingarner and husband Lance of Broken Arrow, Shaonna Burke and husband Brian of Broken Arrow, and Shelley Wilson and husband Albert Huang of New York; his stepchildren, Misty Janes and husband Brad of Glenpool and Israel Carter of Odessa, Texas; a brother, Greg Kjonegaard of Chouteau; his aunt, Grace Kelley of Coweta; and eight grandchildren. Many beloved cousins, nieces, friends and other relatives also survive him. Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand Ave., 918-456-8823.
Published on  April 2, 2015
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