David Dean Wilson

David Dean Wilson, age 77, passed away Monday September 25, 2017 and was the eighth child and only boy born February 14, 1940 in Coryell County to David Esrom and Trudie Franklin Wilson.  He was reared and attended school in Turnersville, Texas.  He was drafted to serve in Uncle Sam’s Great Army from 1962-1964, with the Defense Atomic Support Agency responsible for those aspects of nuclear weapons remaining under military control after the Manhattan Project.  He reported to the to the Secretary of Defense through the Joint Chiefs of staff, on nuclear testing.  He married Phyllis Phoebe Hebbard on January 1, 1967.

With no college degree, his career started out as a cook in a bowling alley and a shoe salesman in the Arlington area to becoming Senior Financial Officer in Houston serving under the umbrella of Halliburton. Halliburton, one of the world’s largest oil field service companies provided technical products and services for petroleum and natural gas exploration and production, which purchased Brown and Root and MW Kellogg merging the companies to form Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR).  KBR is a major construction company of refineries, oil fields, pipe lines, and chemical plants.   David’s travels included trips around the world to establish offices in places such as Dubai, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Algeria, & London and was engaged with people that shaped our world from Vice President Dick Cheney, David O’Dell, formally with Bechtel now with Kiewit Corporation as an Executive Director, Bob Low, Senior VP of Finance with Chindex dual headquartered in China…while maintaining that he was nothing but a “poor ole’ country boy from Gatesville, Texas”.

With the passing of his wife of 46 years in 2013, and no children, he continued to travel and visit family and friends until he settled into a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona to live with his nephew Chad Baugus.

David Wilson was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife (mentioned above) along with siblings Baby Girl an infant; Mrs. GertrudeIvalene Pruitt of Jonesboro, TX; Mrs. Violet Lucille Hurley of Arlington, TX; Mrs. Clela Inez Weaver of Dumas, TX; and Mrs. Alta Faye Pancake of Golden, TX.  Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lee Hill of Gatesville, TX and Mrs. Mattie Sue Phipps of McLeansboro, IL, along with a very large family of cousins, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces – too many to count.   Per David Wilson’s wishes he wants to be taken back to his home in Gatesville, TX, and his ashes are to be scattered along with his beloved wife’s over his parents resting place, followed by Military Ceremony (date to be determined).  A Celebration of Honor in his name will be held at the home of Chad Baugus on Friday October 6th, 2017 at 6pm.

25 Comments on “David Dean Wilson

  1. I remember Dean as someone that liked to travel and enjoyed talking to everyone.
    He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. Even though I only met him one time, I could tell he was very sweet and special in your heart.

  3. Uncle Dean was a great man. Funny and always had a great smile! You will be missed, rest in peace.

  4. So sorry to hear of Uncle Dean’s passing. I only met him once for a few days when I visited friends in Arizona. In those three days, I realized I had met a man of outstanding integrity, genuine love of people, and a continuous smile. Having lost my father-in-law a month ago, I can’t help but think he and Uncle Dean have already become fast friends. Heaven has gained yet another angel and he will be watching over all who knew him. Rest in eternal peace, Uncle Dean. Much love to those left behind.

  5. Chad , our prayers are with you and your family . Your Uncle Dean is now watching over you and your family just like you did for him.🙏

  6. God bless his family and friends and keep them safe in his Loving Arms during this difficult time.
    Chad, if there’s anything I can do do not hesitate to call.
    Mikel

  7. Uncle Dean was a wonderful , very nice man. I feel blessed to have known him. My only regret is not meeting him sooner

  8. We will miss you Uncle Dean. That warm and comforting aura that is expressed with your perpetual smile will be engrained in our hearts and souls forever. Thank you for blessing us with your enrichment. We love you.

  9. To Uncle Dean – as we know him – will certainly be missed by friends and family. What a kind soul he had. An amazing man with more amazing life stories. Thoughts of support go to everyone who has been touched by him.

  10. I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Dean’s passing. I only met him one time for a few days when I was visiting friends in Arizona several years ago. In those few days, I realized I had met a man of unquestionable integrity, someone who would be a friend to all, and who always wore a big smile on his face. Having lost my father-in-law a only month ago I can’t help but feel they have connected and are fast friends already. May you rest in eternal peace Uncle Dean and my love goes out to those left behind.

  11. We are going to miss Uncle Dean. He blessed us with his warming, admirable aura that he unconditionally expressed with his perpetual smile. He will be engrained in our hearts and souls as he remains with us forever. We will cherish his loving memory and honorable legacy.

    We wish to convey are deepest condolences to the many great people who came to know Uncle Dean. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. I never met Uncle Dean… But to know Chad… Then you know he talked about him everyday… He loved and cared for his uncle… To the end… He’s in a much better place with his beloved wife… Now

  13. May we live lives as interesting. Thoughts and prayers are with the family as they grieve.
    Love you, Dar

  14. To all: He loved everyone and always had an exciting smile knowing he would get to go see anyone!

  15. Chad I know you will have a big hole in your heart with the loss of your Uncle. Your celebration of his life is a very good way to thank the Good Lord for sharing him with you and many others.

  16. You will be missed Uncle Dean. It was an honor to know you.
    Rest in peace.

    Pamela & Dunston Simpson

  17. Prayers for all Uncle Dean’s family members. Chad you gave him a quality of life that most of us can only dream about, he is in a better place.

  18. Very sorry for the families loss. Dean was a great man from what I knew. Definitively Texan, always with a great story, charm and chivalry. Shoes like his are never refilled.

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