Raymond L. Wilson

Former New Castle resident, Raymond L. Wilson, 83, of Poland Village Blvd., passed away at 8:55 p.m. on April 5, 2010, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Boardman, Ohio.

Mr. Wilson was born in New Castle, Pa. on April 26, 1926, to the late Robert M. and Grace "Arow" Wilson. He was married 61 years to the former Patricia A. Smith, who survives at home.

Mr. Wilson was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in New Castle. He had been a truck driver for 43 years prior to retirement and was a former member of the Union Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving from 1944 to 1946.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, he is survived by two children; Robert G. Wilson of North Jackson, Ohio and Dr. Bonnie L. Klingensmith of Lee Summit, Mo.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia M. Stokes of New Bedford, Pa. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy L. McKimm.

A memorial service will be held at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 North Jefferson St., New Castle, PA at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010. The Rev. Edwin E. McElroy, retired United Methodist Church pastor, will officiate.

Interment will be at Castleview Memorial Gardens.

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