Dan L. (Buck) Wilson

Dan L. (Buck) Wilson, 91, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018. He was born in Monticello to George D. and Bertha Mae Keene Wilson on April 11, 1927.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Alice Wilson, and brothers, David E., Donald H., Richard G. and Paul D. Wilson.
Dan is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Angelina G. Wilson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brother, John D. Wilson, and wife, Jean, of McComb; sisters, Marcy McIntosh of Jackson and Lynda Vigurie of Hattiesburg; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Wilson of Jayess and Willodene Wilson of McComb; daughters, Sharron A. Pulis of Ocala, Florida, and Lisa Wilson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; son, Daniel G. Wilson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a total of eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, Shauna Montoya, her husband, Gino, and their children, Ambrose, Elijah and Shaelynn, Joshua Wilson, Hope Wilson, Faith Wilson and Angel, Shannon Munro, her husband, Keith, and their three children, Brandon, Gabby and Hunter, Daniel Pulis, his wife, Jeanne, and their five children, Dalton, Jacob, Gabe, Abbie and Ellie, and Joseph Pulis, his wife, Devyn, and their two children, Averie and Gavin, as well as many nephews and nieces.
Dan was in the US Army for two years during WWII, and he then joined the US Air Force and served for 20 years. After retiring, he returned as a civilian and continued working at Kirtland AFB. He also served in Vietnam. He received the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and National Defense Service Medal and many more.
He was employed by Kirtland Weapons Laboratory (Department of Defense) for 25 years. He enjoyed being a softball umpire, and working with his hands as a carpenter, welder and machinist. He was a member of the VFW American Legion Post 69, NRA (National Rifle Association), and Master Mason Grand Lodge for 65 years. He was also a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, 1098 Pleasant Grove Drive SE, Brookhaven. He also contributed greatly to Wounded Warriors and Paralyzed Veterans of America.
His family, community and country were his passions. His passing was peaceful, as so many prayers from his friends and loved ones came from all directions, accompanied by the presence of his family and friends.
His visitation was held Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Sara Road Chapel, 4310 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Service was held Wednesday, September 26, 2018, also at Sara Road Chapel. Interment followed at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Rd., in New Mexico.
“In peace will I lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8