Henry Martin Wilson, Jr. age 93, died peacefully on December 16, 2019. He was born on December 21, 1925 to Rosa Lee and Henry Martin Wilson, Sr. in Laurel, MS. He is survived by his wife, Gaye Reynolds Wilson, three sons, Rennie, John and Mark and one daughter Francies, four grandchildren and one great grandson.
He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army in Italy. He was a diehard Bulldog fan of Mississippi State University, graduating with honors in Engineering. Upon graduation he began working with Humble Oil in 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana and retired from Exxon Cooperation in 1988.
Henry was a member of many professional organizations. He was active in his church as a choir member, youth leader, chairman of the deacons and helping with numerous other acts of service. He enjoyed attending community musical and theater events as well as his children’s athletic events.
Henry was inducted into The Order of the Arrow and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He volunteered as a Scout Master and Scout Liaison for many years. He enjoyed road trips with family and mentoring his grandsons on how to enjoy his favorite dessert, banana pudding. After retirement he became an avid golfer.
A memorial service will be held for the family on Saturday, December 21 to celebrate his life. Donations may be made in his memory to Boy Scouts of America Troop 150. Checks are made payable to Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124. Note Henry Wilson Troop 150 in the memo line.
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