Stayton - Born in
Clarksdale, Mississippi to Herbert Wilson and Bonnie (Osborn)
Wilson he was christened Victor Frank but was always called
Frank or Frankie. The family moved to California after losing
a son and 2 stillborn daughters and hard times working in the
cotton fields. A few years later they moved to Oregon.
Frank attended grade schools in Monitor and Scotts
Mills and graduated from Silverton High School in 1967.
He attended community college at Wenatchee Valley, Lane
Community and earned his Associates degree in Law Enforcement
from Chemeketa. He graduated with honors from the Oregon
Frank married Penny
DeSantis from Silverton Feb. 6, 1971, celebrating 46 years of
marriage. They have lived in Stayton for 33 years.
They have been blessed to love
and to be loved by each other's families as their own.
They have three
& husband Henry DeHaan, Kelly Wilson, and Holly &
husband Matthew Norman. Grandchildren: Victoria Rain Williams,
Jesse Wilson, Maddalyn Wilson, Zachery Wilson and Cosmo
grandchildren: Zeven and Athen Williams.
included Silverton Police Officer, Stayton Septic Service
& Stayton Construction. His loves included his family,
storytelling, slow pitch softball, hunting and fishing.
He retired in 2005
after a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver which
left him with quadriplegia for the last 12 years. He passed
away peacefully at home with his family. He was an amazing
person who was loved beyond measure.
Funeral Service will
be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at Foothills Church in
Stayton. Interment in Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton. Serving the
family North Santiam
Funeral Service in Stayton.