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Larry Andrew Wilson

March 31, 1935 ~ December 9, 2017 (age 82)

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Larry A Wilson passed away at his home of over 54 years on December 9th, 2017. 

Larry was born in Portland Oregon on March 31st, 1935 to James and Iva Wilson and was the second of three children. Larry moved to Corvallis and then to Waldport in 1952 where after a short time enlisted in the United States Army and served his country abroad. After returning, Larry married Helen Read and shared 56 years of marriage together before her passing in 2012. 

Larry and Helen owned Wilson’s Arco in Waldport while raising their three children and entertaining the rest of the community. After selling the service station, they opened Wilson’s Automotive in Seal Rock where they ran a successful business for the next 23 years. After retirement Larry enjoyed traveling to his second home in Arizona, tinkering on the cars of friends, neighbors, kids and grandkids, and loved the occasional trip to the casino where as many of you know, he “never won a d**n thing.”

Larry was preceded in death by his wife Helen Wilson, brother John Wilson, and parents James and Iva Wilson. He is survived by his three children, James Wilson (Mary Wilson), Michael Wilson (Pam Wilson), Deanna Wilson, his sister Cathy Heath, six Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday December 16th at 11:00 at the Waldport Baptist Church off Hwy 34 and potluck will follow the service at the Waldport Moose Lodge while family lay Larry to rest at the Yachats Memorial Cemetery. 

 Service Information

Funeral Service
December 16, 2017

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church Waldport
2620 E Alsea Hwy
Waldport, OR 97394

Celebration of Life
December 16, 2017

12:00 PM
Waldport Moose Lodge
250 NW John St
Waldport, OR 97394

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