In memory of
Lewis Murphy Wilson
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In memory of
Lewis Murphy Wilson
WILSON, Lewis Murphy Lewis Murphy Wilson passed away on September 3. Born in Breckenridge, Texas on Oct. 19, 1921, he grew up in San Angelo. He began flying in 1940 in the Civilian Pilot Training course sponsored by the Federal government and in his case run by San Angelo Junior College. In September of 1942 he graduated from CAA Standardization Center in Houston, Texas ( Now FAA Standardization Center in Oklahoma City) under contract to the Army Air Corps who assigned him to Braniff Airways where he spent 38 years, starting as a DC-3 co-pilot and ending as a Boeing-747 captain. He flew domestically and internationally to South America, Europe, and Asia. Lewis was an active Boy Scout leader for many years. He was vice-president and president of Braniff Silver Eagles, Braniff's retired pilots' organization. During his term a 4 year battle to get the proper pilots' retirement was favorably settled in Federal Court. Lewis is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristin Michelle Godfrey, his sisters Eltha May Slaughter, Ruth Hodges, Ella Lanier and brother Ralph Wilson. He is survived by his wife Lou, daughters Pamela and Angela, son J. Michael, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-children. The Memorial Service will be held on September 15, 11:30am at Brookhaven Country Club, 3333 Golfing Green Dr, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 . In Lieu of flowers the family would like donations toward your favorite charity.
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1810 N PERRY RD
Carrollton, TX 75006
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In memory of
Lewis Murphy Wilson
WILSON, Lewis Murphy Lewis Murphy Wilson passed away on September 3. Born in Breckenridge, Texas on Oct. 19, 1921, he grew up in San Angelo. He began flying in 1940 in the Civilian Pilot Training course sponsored by the Federal government and in his case run by San Angelo Junior College. In September of 1942 he graduated from CAA Standardization Center in Houston, Texas ( Now FAA Standardization Center in Oklahoma City) under contract to the Army Air Corps who assigned him to Braniff Airways where he spent 38 years, starting as a DC-3 co-pilot and ending as a Boeing-747 captain. He flew domestically and internationally to South America, Europe, and Asia. Lewis was an active Boy Scout leader for many years. He was vice-president and president of Braniff Silver Eagles, Braniff's retired pilots' organization. During his term a 4 year battle to get the proper pilots' retirement was favorably settled in Federal Court. Lewis is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristin Michelle Godfrey, his sisters Eltha May Slaughter, Ruth Hodges, Ella Lanier and brother Ralph Wilson. He is survived by his wife Lou, daughters Pamela and Angela, son J. Michael, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-children. The Memorial Service will be held on September 15, 11:30am at Brookhaven Country Club, 3333 Golfing Green Dr, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 . In Lieu of flowers the family would like donations toward your favorite charity.
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Services Provided By
Metrocrest Funeral Home
1810 N PERRY RD
Carrollton, TX 75006
Past Services ╲╱
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