Glenn Henry Wilson, 85, a former resident of Carson City, died of pneumonia March 27, 2005, in Talihina, Okla. Mr. Wilson was born in Osawatomie, Kan., on Aug. 13, 1919 to William James Edward and Mary Angeline Cook Wilson.
He enjoyed the outdoors and was active in the Boy Scouts of America, earning the rank of Eagle Scout and later serving as Scoutmaster.
In 1941, he was working on a Merchant Marine vessel in Honolulu, Hawaii, that departed Honolulu Dec. 6, a day prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. His ship was ordered to continue to New Orleans under blackout, arriving safely.
On Jan. 4, 1942, Mr. Wilson and his sister Wilma's fiancé Ted Hay, traveled to Kansas City, Kan., together to enlist in the Army Air Corps. He served in World War II, was stationed in Tripoli in 1959 and 1960 with Unit 513 of the Army Air Corps and served in the Vietnam War.
After retiring from the Air Force, he and his wife, Ocie, settled in Carson City where he worked as a corrections officer for the Nevada State Prison for several years, before relocating to Talihina.
Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife; brother William S. and sister Ilene V. Wright.
Among his survivors are his sisters Wilma L. Hay of Fallbrook, Calif., and Jeanne A. Kenagy of Guthrie, Okla.; nieces Mary Freeland, Martie Hay-Kaufman, Kay Jones, Syd Ramey, Peg Kincaid, Janice Wullschleger and Donna Wilson; nephews James Wright and William James Kenagy, and by many great-nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to a local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Cancer Society.
Services will be held in Talihina.