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Dee Wilson

July 31, 1939 — April 3, 2016

TUSCOLA: Dee “James D.” Wilson, 76, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Hendrick Hospice, with his wife Judy at his side. A celebration of life will be held at Phantom Hill Cemetery on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 2:00pm, Cody Cochran officiating, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. Dee will make one last trip home for his visitation on Tuesday, April 5th from 5 to 7pm at his house located at, 317 CR 278, Tuscola.

Dee was born in the home on July 31, 1939 in Abilene, to James Edward and Correne (Mckenzie) Wilson. He attended Abilene schools and graduating from Abilene High.

Dee went to work in the auto upholstery industry after school and then moved over to oil field sales with New Corp Supply. The lure of cars brought him back to the automotive world, this time in sales.

Dee married Judy Scott at their cabin on Fort Phantom Lake on December 24, 1975. Judy became a lifelong partner in all of Dee’s doings.

Dee and Judy opened “Dee Wilson Motors” in 1981 on Clack Street; he later expanded the sales lots to include a lot on South 1st and Sayles, and then a lot next to the old Sam’s building on South 1st Street. Dee was a true sales man at heart and believed that the world ran on sales. When he semi-retired from auto sales he continued to sell motorcycles from his home in Coronado’s Camp.

Dee loved his hobbies from fishing to horses. He became a pro angler, was a charter member of “Bass”, Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. He fished from Texas to Florida with other pro anglers and founding members of BASS, Bill Dance and Ray Scott. Dee and Judy traveled showing and competing in cutting horses events. They became members of NCHA and ACHA. It was during the cutting horse days that they made many of their close friends.

Dee was always up for a party and not only a good time but a great time, be it from hosting parties to attending parties with friends and family. Dee never missed the opportunity to dance at a party, which then lead to he and Judy becoming a dance team that won many competitions from Texas to Porta Vallarta, Mexico.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy of Tuscola; niece, Summer Dee Roda and husband Bryce (Tooter) of Anson, their two children Brycen and Hagen; Kody Roda of Abilene; sisters in law Sally White and husband Terry of Anson, Sara Scott of Stamford; mother in law, Jane Scott of Anson; cousins, Stan Thomas and wife Sara of Temple, Mike Thomas and wife Mary Tom of Johnson City, dear friend Delight Lee and special friend James Beck and a host of dear friends and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Phantom Hill Cemetery, 194 Honey Bee, Abilene, TX 79601.


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