CLEARVILLE, Pa. — George "Flaps" Theodore Wilson Sr., 86, of Beans Cove Road, Clearville, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at his residence.
Born on Sept. 17, 1926 in Detmold, he was the son of the late George Washington Wilson and Pearl Leona (Starkey) Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his son, George T. Wilson Jr. on Dec. 3, 2000; and his second wife, Dorothy Wilson on Feb. 26, 2004.
George was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II. He was a member of the Barton American Legion Post 189. He retired from Allegany College of Maryland where he worked in security and environmental services. He had previously worked in construction.
He is survived by his two daughters, Sharlene McFarland and husband Mike of Cumberland and Barbara Jo Wilson and husband James Shaffer of Woodbridge, Va., and their mother, Shirley Mae Green Wilson; five step-children, Smoke and Sam Dudley of Frostburg, Debbie and Gary McKenzie of Salisbury, Pa., Ric and Barb Naill of Spring Valley, Ohio, Steve and Debra Naill of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Bill and Gloria Naill of Chaneyville, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, Tracy Wilson Danesi and husband Joe of Ohio, Jason Wilson of Cumberland, Ted Wilson of Cumberland, John McFarland and wife Alice of Cumberland, Megan McFarland of Silver Spring, Jay Dudley and wife Erin of Cumberland, Brandi Dudley and Al of Frostburg, Heidi McKenzie and Cameron of Linden, Va., Roby Naill and wife Leatha of Spring Valley, Jody Naill of Tennessee and Jesse Naill of Pennsylvania; 17 great-grandchildren, Abraham, John, Alicia, Gabriel, Matt, Christopher, Josiah and Grace McFarland, Elizabeth Wilson, Rianna, JR and Henry Danesi, Samantha and Haley Kitis and Austin, Tobyn and Camdyn Dudley; two brothers, Allan Wilson of Cresaptown and James Wilson of Sanford, N.C.; one daughter-in-law, Beatrice Wilson of Cumberland; numerous nieces and nephews; his companion, Bessie "Liz" Warnick of Lonaconing and his beloved dogs, Rambo and Sam.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, P.A., Midland, (www.eichhornmckenzie.com). A memorial service will be held by the Barton American Legion Post 189 on Thursday at 7 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Morgan officiating.
Interment will be held at the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap, Flintstone. Military rites will be accorded by the combined Honor Guard Post 13.