Troy V. Wilson of Crescent City, California took his heavenly flight from his home on 09/12/2019 at the age of 95. Troy was the tenth of fourteen siblings. He was born June 27th, 1924 in Bokoshe, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Troy is preceded in death by his parents, 12 siblings, his beloved wife Nadine Wilson to whom he was married to for fifty-three years. Son Bobby Wilson, daughter Diane Shellenbeck and his granddaughter Deva Lambert.
He is survived by his son Jerry Wilson, daughter Debbie Wilson, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Forty-seven nieces and nephews and many more relatives. He is also survived by his longtime love and companion, Darlene Smith.
CPO/QM Troy was a much honored and decorated hero of the United States Navy; a veteran of World War II and Korean war. He participated in seven major invasions: Fedala French Morocco; Sicily, Italy; Salerno, Italy; Southern France; D-Day Normandy at Omaha Beach Inchon; Hungnam River Korea. He witnessed the atomic bomb test on Bikini Island. Troy was honorably medically discharged on January 28th,1954 after contacting polio while in Korea which left half his throat paralyzed for the remainder of his life.
Among the many medals and awards given for his outstanding service were: Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Area Medal (five stars), American Area Medal, World War II Victory Medal, China Service Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal (two stars) and the United Nations ribbon.
After the Navy he lived mostly in Southern California and his later years in Northern California. Troy found the place he belonged in Crescent City where he enjoyed golfing well into his 90’s, continuing to look for that perfect golf course.
During his golfing years he made over 100 hole in One’s! He was truly loved and will be missed terribly.
One of two memorials was held September 20th in Arkansas. The second memorial will be announced at a future date and held in Crescent City, CA.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.
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