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Charles M. Wilson

April 25, 1941 October 30, 2018
Charles M. Wilson
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Obituary for Charles M. Wilson

Charles M. “Charlie” Wilson passed away at home with his loving family on October 30, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Jean Lehmann Wilson and their son Steven Lee Wilson and daughter Kathryn “Kat” Emilie Wilson; his children with his first wife Judy - daughter Terri Lee Downey & husband Jonathan, daughter Tracy Lynne Henry & husband Eric, and son Todd Eric Wilson & wife Felicia; grandchildren Chandler Wilson, Ashton Wilson, Nathan Downey, Kamberlyn “Kami” Wilson, Abigail “Abby” Wilson, Chloe Downey and Jax Alford; sister Elaine Burden & husband Robert; many nieces & nephews and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie & Edith Wilson and a sister Jean Arthur Nuse.



Charles Wilson was born in Austin, Texas, on April 25, 1941, to Charlie & Edith (Winslett) Wilson and grew up in South Austin. During his junior year at Travis High School, Charles joined the DECA program and began working at Gage Furniture, training in furniture store merchandising. At a DECA conference his senior year, he was awarded a 4-year scholarship by the Retail Furniture Association of Texas. Upon high school graduation in 1959, he proudly enrolled at the University of Texas in Austin. Being a Longhorn remained a major sense of pride throughout his life.



Charles continued to work at Gage Furniture until 1979 when he and his wife, Jean, moved to her hometown of New Braunfels. He joined the Lacks Furniture team, working in sales & then management at stores in New Braunfels, Seguin and San Antonio. His 31 year career with Lacks was a successful one, filled with accolades in sales & leadership. Wilson was a loyal company man that was respected by his colleagues & employees.

Charles, or “Charlie” as he became known in New Braunfels & San Antonio, lovingly cared for his family. He was proud of all 5 of his children and adored his grandchildren. Charles loved to dance and attend shows at the Brauntex with his wife, Jean. Fun gatherings of friends & family were often hosted at the Wilson home on Lake Dunlap. Fishing was a lifelong passion that he enjoyed with anyone who could bait a hook. He cherished many hunting experiences and had a photo album to flip through as he told wild stories & big fish tales. Over the years, many family friends were welcomed into what is affectionately known as the Wilson FRamily. As the patriarch, Charlie was respected and loved for his wisdom and caring heart. While there is peace in knowing that he has gone home to his Lord & Savior… Charlie’s smile, warm hug, funny quips, and overly firm handshake will be missed by all who were blessed to know him.

There will be visitation on Friday, November 23, from 5-7pm at the family home on Lake Dunlap. A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please contact Jean Wilson for info on supporting a local education need that was important to Charlie and his family.


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