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Charles Scott Wilson, age 81, of Oronogo, Mo., passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. He was born March 1, 1936, in Lamar, Mo., to Charles and Martha (Potter) Wilson.
Charles served in the United States Marines. He worked as a newsboy for the Joplin Herald, then he became a paper carrier for The Joplin Globe and had a 52-mile route. He worked with the Bakersfield, Calif. Sheriff's Department. While working at the sheriff's department he attended night school to pursue his law degree. He passed the bar and worked as an attorney for the police department. He was appointed to the bench and served as a judge, in Bakersfield, for 20 years.
He married Evelyn Davis on January 9, 1955. She survives.
Charles is also survived by one son, Chris Scott Wilson, Paris, Texas; four daughters, Cheryl Ann Ashton, Hollister, Calif., Deborah Jean Wilson, Santa Clarita, Calif., Barbara Lynn Wilson, Bakersfield, Stephanie Ruth Cawler and husband, Landon, Neck City, Mo.; two brothers, Gene Wilson and wife, Joan, Oronogo, Dave Wilson and wife, Myna, Hornbrook, Calif.; one sister, Jane Wilson, Briarbrook, Mo.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bedah Wilson.
Graveside services, with full military honors, will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 23, at the Mt Hope Cemetery open air chapel, with Mike Giesert, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, at the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home Webb City, Mo.
Published on October 18, 2017
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