George B. Wilson Jr.
George B. Wilson Jr., age 90, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Waco, Texas. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at St. John Episcopal Church in Marlin. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Wilson was born in Marlin on July 30, 1928, a sixth generation Texan and the son of George Buford (Jummy) and Mary Elizabeth Curry Wilson. He lived in Thornton until the age of ten when he moved to Marlin with his parents. Mr. Wilson was a 1945 graduate of Marlin High School. That same year he began school at the University of Texas and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. While in college, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Upon graduation he was employed by a Houston bank. He later returned to Marlin and became associated with his father in Wilson Bros Co., the family apparel business which was founded in 1894. At the outbreak of the Korean War, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After four years of service, he was released from active duty as a first lieutenant and returned home to Marlin. In 1958, he moved to Hearne where he lived for eight years managing the Wilson Brothers Store. He remained in the retail business until 1981 when the stores closed. A short time later he became a licensed real estate broker and practiced until retirement in 1994. In 1963, he married Miss Ruth Ann Parrish of Marlin. George and Ruth Ann had two children, Ann Hawthorne Lloyd, married to Michael C. Lloyd, and George Curry Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have three grandchildren, Sarah and Claire Lloyd, and George Calan Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a longtime communicant of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marlin, where he served as high senior warden and vestryman on a number of occasions. He was a Paul Harris fellow of Rotary International and a past president of the Rotary Club of Marlin. He also served as the president of the Marlin Jaycees, The United Way of Marlin, St. John’s school board, Samaritan House, Marlin Public Library Association, Falls County Historical Commission and Falls County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1. A special thanks to the staff at Ridgecrest Retirement Center and Interim Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. John’s Episcopal Church.