John Wilson, born in Raton, New Mexico on January 21, 1931 to John Wilson & Beatrice Brown (Cleland) Wilson. John lived in Raton, New Mexico before his family relocated to Rock Springs, WY. then settling in Winton, WY, then moving to Reliance when the Winton Coal Mine shut down. John graduated from Reliance, High School in 1949. He later went to radio school and enlisted in the Army as a paratrooper. John met and married Diana S. Haynes formerly of Rock Springs on December 27, 1968, they and later divorced in 1991.
John enjoyed retired life after retiring from Allied Chemical in 1992. He always had a project to keep him busy, there were always rummage sales calling his name. John had so many friends, most of which became family to him. He loved going to gun shows with his good friend Tom Ligget, moving cattle & hunting with his former Brother in Law, Bill Mayo, catching up with the latest gossip and reminiscing with his dear cousin Liz Strannigan. But his favorite times, were spent in the mountains of Big Sandy with his grandsons and other family.
John is survived by his daughter Tara Gunyan-Wilson of Reliance, WY. Three grandchildren, the lights of his life, Zach Gunyan, Laine Gunyan and wife Paula, Justin Gunyan, all of Rock Springs, WY. John is also survived by his brother, Ronald C. Wilson and wife Martha of Amarillo, Texas, his nieces and nephew, John Wilson and wife Lisa, Joanne and husband Lindy Hopper, Karen and husband Dwayne Ripperger, all of Amarillo, Texas and Lisa and husband Blake Ausbrooks of Oklahoma. He had many great nieces and nephews, and soon to be his first great granddaughter, as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles whom are all scattered across the Country.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Beatrice Wilson, his cousins Margaret Strannigan and Bill Strannigan. Per his wishes a funeral will not be conducted. The family will gather at a later time to spread his ashes.
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