Rollon O. Wilson died Oct. 4, 2017 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Rolley was born in Buhl, Idaho Nov. 11, 1944 to Woodrow and Sarah E. (O’Neal) Wilson. The family moved around until permanently establishing a home in the Kooskia area around 1960. He joined the Navy in 1962 then returned to the Kooskia area where he worked as a cowboy, a logger, a mechanic and truck driver. He crisscrossed the U.S. as a long-haul trucker and had stories to go with nearly every state. He was also part of the first class to graduate in the Diesel Mechanics program at LCSC.
He was married a short time to Diane and had a son. He later married Patricia for 22 years and had five children. Then he married Mary Ellen and they later divorced.
Rolley was outgoing and outspoken, and well liked wherever he went. Family was always important to him. He used to hunt and camp and always looked forward to the adventures with his kids and grandkids.
Rolley will be greatly missed by his kids Tom Finnell (Cathy), Scott Wilson (Leslie), Patrick Wilson (Laura), Rolley Eugene Wilson, and Kathren Wilson (Pete), 15 grandkids, several great-grandkids, his sister Doris Oswold, brother Ronnie Wilson (Geraldine), and his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Acey, George, and Pat; sisters Christine and Virginia; daughter Doris (Wilson) Crocker Cochran.
There will be a graveside service Monday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia and a dinner following at the Kooskia Community Center.