Richard David Wilson, 70, of Buda, was called home by the Lord on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Richard, also affectionately known as “Poppy” by his grandchildren, was born in Austin on March 15, 1942 to David Wilson and Leona Goetz.
Richard retired as maintenance chief after 38 years of service with Night Hawk Foods of Buda. Richard never met a stranger and was loved by everyone he encountered. He was a thoughtful, compassionate, and gentle spirit who never put himself first and had unconditional love for his family and friends. Richard was cherished by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him and he will be genuinely missed by all.
Richard is preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister Sandy Kylberg of Elgin.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Vickie; daughter Lori and husband John of Buda; and daughter Lisa and husband Chris of Pflugerville. Richard is also survived by his five grandchildren: Samantha (Wilson) Sleeman and husband Jared of Crestview, FL, Christopher Wilson, Ashley Keegan, Brittany Keegan, and Caitlin Keegan, all of Buda.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Austin. Interment followed at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks in Austin.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Richard’s memory.