Kenneth Wilson

Obituary of Kenneth Hershel Wilson

Kenneth "Kenny" Hershel Wilson, age 79, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.


He was born in Miller County Missouri  April 7, 1942, son of the late Leonard and Frankie (Dake) Wilson.


On November 5, 1959, Kenny joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in San Diego, California.  He was assigned to the U.S.S. Gurke in the Pacific Ocean. He participated in the 1962 Nuclear Tests in the Pacific at Christmas and Johnston Islands.  After completing nearly four years in the Navy, he left active duty and joined the Naval Reserve for two more years.


The job he enjoyed most in his life, was working for Alltel Phone Company.  He loved his customers and eventually retired from there.


Kenny had many hobbies through the years; flying remote control planes, wood working, coon hunting, gardening, golfing, and feeding the birds.  Most of all, he loved fishing, in particular, crappie fishing, which he enjoyed all over the U.S.  He was a man who could fix almost anything that had a motor in it and enjoyed tinkering.


Kenny was an active member of the American Legion Post 105 for 50 plus years.


He is survived by two children, Claudia Herd and husband, Paul, and Leonard "Linn"  Wilson; three grandchildren, Shelbe Simone, Blake Herd, and Lilith Wilson; and sisters, Edna Humphrey and Margaret Cochran.


He was preceded in death by six brothers, Andrew, George, Jewel, Bobby, Spurgeon, and Leonard; two sisters, Ruby Mees and infant sister Lois.


Service and burial with Military Honors  will be at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Missouri, at a later date.


Service and Burial with Military Honors will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Missouri at a later date.