LAMPASAS — Curtis Dean Wilson, formerly of Austin, died at his home in Lampasas on Monday, March 23, 2009 after two years of battling colon and lung cancer. He was born in Bastrop County on March 10, 1931 to Frances Ford Wilson and Dennis Dean Wilson.

He attended public schools in Elgin and Stephen F. Austin High School. On April 21, 1951, he married Barbara Joyce Smith at Central Methodist Church in Austin. He began his career at Austin Machine and Grinding Company as an auto part salesman, and then he was employed by The University of Texas at Austin in the Phys. Plant/Operations Department where he retired after 26 years of service. He was an avid University of Texas sports fan.

For many years he had a place in the country near Fentress, Texas. He and Barbara moved in 2002 to a small ranch near Eldorado, Texas, where they spent many happy hours observing wildlife. He loved hunting deer and turkey and just enjoying the outdoors, especially West Texas.


He is survived by his wife, Barbara Joyce Wilson of Lampasas; daughter, Denise Wilson Oliver and husband, Jeff of Austin; grandchildren, Ty Wilson Wheeler and Brett Olan Wheeler of San Antonio, and Brooke Bailey Oliver of Austin. Curtis cherished his family and was extremely proud of them. He is also survived by his sisters, Jonnye Dickard and husband, Paul, and Carolyn Baer and husband, Charlie; nephews and nieces, David Dickard (Marja) and Brian Dickard (Trivian), Trey Baer (Kristi) and Molly Baer Holub (Karl); and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family received friends Friday, March 27, 2009 with funeral services following in the Chapel of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home with Reverend J.W. Hutcherson officiating. Interment followed at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

The family thanks Dr. Aung, Sue Hamilton, Elsa Bryant and Melody McPherson and staff at Texas Oncology/SWRCC in Marble Falls for their devoted and loving care.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Hospice, 608 Gateway Central, Ste. 200, Marble Falls, Texas 78654 or charity of your choice.

“A precious one from us has gone; a voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home that never shall be filled.”

Arrangements under the care of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas 78749, (512) 892-1172.