Wilmer Wilson, 63, passed away, January 30, 2020, in Leavenworth, after a long illness. He was born July 11, 1956, in Okinawa, Japan, to Romaine (Rowlett) and Johnnie Wilson.
Upon graduating from high school, Wilmer enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, in which he was Honorably Discharged. Wilmer was one of the most generous people, had a sense of humor out of this world and there was nothing he wouldn’t have done for anyone.
Wilmer is survived by his two daughters, Tonya Sophocleous and Melissa Sophocleous; his siblings, Helmut Geist, Saundra Chouteau, Ronald Hysten Sr., Sylvia P. Hysten, Dagmar (William) Van Buren, Veolett Mays, Carol Sue Williams, Freddie (Felicia) Wilson and Tania Wilson; and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents as well as two brothers, Michael and Johnnie Wilson, Jr.; and one sister, Brenda Shah.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks to family and friends who comforted us during this time of sorrow. A very special thanks to Good Shepherd Hospice for showing love, compassion and dignity in Wilmer’s last days.
A graveside service with military honors will be Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.