Richard M. Wilson passed away Wednesday May 10, 2023. He was born on November 11, 1930, to the late Rebekah Lackland Westbrook in Decatur, Georgia. His birthday being on Veteran’s Day held special meaning to him as he served his country honorably as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He served during the Korean War and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one star for his participation in the UN Summer-Fall offensive in 1951. He was wounded in action at the Battle for the Punchbowl, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.
After his service to his country, he returned home to Atlanta. He attended and graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science before beginning work for the General Services Administration. He worked as an architect and supervisor for GSA for 23 years before retiring to enjoy his hobbies of fishing and gardening full time.
He was preceded in death by his sons Richard Michael and Randolph Martin Wilson as well as his granddaughter Laura Ann Holcomb. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Gladys Ann Wilson and by his children Bonita White, Cathy Wilson, Mark Wilson, and Dian Armstrong (husband Tyrone Armstrong). He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Friends of The Buchanan-Haralson Public Library.
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