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Calvin R. Wilson, age 87, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, MO.

Calvin was born to Joseph and Catherine Wilson on June 23, 1925 in Barton County, Missouri.  He attended East High School in Kansas City, Missouri before entering the U.S. Army.  Calvin was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his service with the 36th Infantry during World War II.  He was a Master Mason for more than 60 years.  Calvin retired from Kansas City Water Pollution Control.

On January 19, 1946, Calvin married Nelma (Dockery) Wilson of Kansas City, Missouri and she survives of the home.  Also surviving is a daughter Linda King of Lamar, Missouri, a son and daughter-in-law Darren and Janet Wilson of Granbury, Texas; three step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.  Calvin was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William Wilson and J.B. Wilson; two sisters, Lucille Semstead and Lorrine Smith; and a son-in-law, Carl R. King.

Funeral services will be held at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar, Missouri on Saturday, July 7 at 10:00 a.m.  Burial with full military honors will be at St. James Cemetery north of Milford.

A Masonic service will be held at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6.  Visitation to follow until 7:30 p.m. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriners Burn Hospital in care of Daniel Funeral Home.





#4 Granbury, TexasMarc, Deb and Family 2012-07-03 20:18
Dear Nelma, Linda, Darren and Janet,

I was so sorry to hear that Calvin passed away. He will surely be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
#3 Richmond, KYCathy Leary 2012-07-03 11:09
Your Kentucky cousins are thinking of you and keeping all of you in prayer at this difficult time.
#2 Granbury, TexasRoy Garces 2012-07-03 09:34
I did not have the pleasure of ever meeting Mr. Wilson, but I did have the pleasure of knowing his son and daughter-in-law (Darren and Janet). Like Mr. Wilson, I too am a Master Mason and I belong to the Granbury Texas Masonic Lodge #392 the same lodge as Darren. We went through our initiation, instruction and proficiencies together. I pray that the whole family makes it through this difficult time. I too have lost my Father and 4 brothers and I remember it was very difficult for the rest of the family, but understanding they were all in a happier place made it easier for those of us that where left behind. Just know I will be praying for all of you and from one Master Mason to another, I know he lived a rightous life and helped many along his earthly journey. Farewell my Master Mason Brother.
#1 Ft. Worth, TXVern & Carolyn Cosentino 2012-07-03 07:39
Darren, Janet, Linda & Nelma

We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you each a special comfort at this time. Vern & I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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