Dateline: July 19, 2001


Homer Charles Wilson died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at the age of 70 following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in W.W. Rix Chapel with Rev. Jim Brannen and the Rev. Bruce Cotton officiating.  Entombment followed in Resthaven Mausoleum.

Mr. Wilson was born in Clarendon on July 11, 1930, and later moved to Spur with his family, graduating from Spur High School in 1947. He them moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University, where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1952.  Following graduation, he entered the US Army and was assigned to the 48th Engineering Battalion.  He married Nancy Huval in Fairfax, VA, February 20, 1953.

Following an honorable discharge from the Army in 1955, Homer and Nancy returned to Lubbock, where he began a business career that lasted 49 years.  Homer was with Gulf Oil Co. for five years and then went into business with his brother, Leonard, where he was co-owner of Wilson and Wilson Construction for 24 years. Wilson and Wilson Construction became one of the largest residential and commercial developers in the Lubbock area.  In 1987, Homer founded Southwest Bingo Supply Co., which distributes bingo supplies throughout the West Texas area.

Homer devoted his entire life to his family and friends; and he will be profoundly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; two daughters, Patricia and husband, Robert Byers, of Lubbock and Sharon and her husband, Dale Breedlove, of Shallowater; a son, Clifford and his wife, Stacey Craig Wilson, of Lubbock; nine grandchildren: Christian Hames, Justin Johnson, Jenny Neal, Tiffany Byers, and Brandon Neal, Emily Breedlove and Alicia, Joshua and Tess Wilson; and one great grandchild, Bryson Blair.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Lubbock, PO Box 53276, Lubbock, TX 79453.

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