Raymond F. Wilson 1937 - 2013 Lawrence, KS

A memorial visitation for Raymond F. Wilson, 76, Lawrence, will be from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Mr. Wilson died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Villa St. Francis, Olathe.

He was born Mar. 11, 1937, in Wamego, the son of Frank and Leverne Wilson. He was an Air Traffic Controller and an Air Traffic Control Instructor in Olathe. Ray was an avid golfer, and enjoyed much of his retirement at Alvamar Country Club.

He married Diane M. Bretz on Nov. 24, 1962, in Wamego. She preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 2012. Survivors include three sons, Lance Wilson and wife Lisa, Rosemount, Minn., Derek Wilson Olathe, and Craig Wilson, Olathe; two brothers, Don Wilson and wife Anita, Manhattan, and Terry Wilson and wife Chris, Wamego; three sisters, Doris Weeks and husband Robert, Lecompton, Ramona Rischer (deceased), Topeka, and Sherry Banker and husband Terry (deceased), Lawrence; and three granddaughters, Abby, Molly, and Emily Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, or Down Syndrome Association of Minn., in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at