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Welcome to the memorial page for

Elmer M. Wilson

January 28, 2017

The Piano Brothers

Elmer M. Wilson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from his home surrounded by his family, he was 95.  Mr. Wilson was born in Houston, DE to the late George A. and Eva Wilson.

Mr. Wilson served his country proudly in the United States Army during WWII.  He was a crane operator in the Army and saw action in England, France, and Iceland.  Mr. Wilson worked at DuPont in Seaford as a power service operator and retired in 1981. He also was a chicken and crop farmer for many years.  

Mr. Wilson had been active for over 60 years in the harness racing industry.  He owned several good horses in his lifetime, and when he was younger, was one of the best local drivers around.  In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling on a league when he worked at DuPonts, and he enjoyed fishing and owned several boats over the years.  Every morning, he ate daily with the "Harrington Breakfast Club" a group of men who enjoyed eating and talking.  Almost every night, he could be found at the Harrington Simulcast watching the races. 

Mr. Wilson will be remembered as a quiet and reserved person who was very giving, almost to a fault.  He was generous by nature, and dearly loved his family.  He will be greatly missed. 

Mr. Wilson was a member of the United States Trotting Assoc., Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners’ Association, Houston United Methodist Church, in his younger days he was  member of the Houston Fire Co., and the Milford VFW.  

The Family would like to send their appreciation and thanks to Seasons Hospice for their care of Mr. Wilson.

He is preceded in death by his siblings, Bertha Bennett, Ralph Wilson, Ben Wilson, Lester Wilson, and Lillian Stafford.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Wilson of Houston; daughter, Holly (Joseph III) Ventura of Milford; and grandson, Joseph Ventura IV.

Services will take place at the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington, DE, on Saturday, February 4, at 11am, with a visitation one hour prior.  Interment will take  place at Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, DE.  Visit us at www.melvinfuneralhome.com to send flowers or sign condolence book.


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
February 4, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 4, 2017

11:00 AM
Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952


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