Thomas Wilson

BRAIDWOOD—Thomas Raymond Wilson, 73, of Braidwood, passed away Monday, March 6, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Nov. 7, 1949 in Joliet, he was the son of Robert and Marie (nee VanDuyne) Wilson. He graduated from Reed-Custer High School. On May 6, 1989 he married Vicky Schultz in Braidwood. Tom retired from Exxon Mobil and following his retirement he and Vicky enjoyed traveling. He loved to golf with his buddies BJ Fitzpatrick and Joe Buentipo and attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. More than anything Tom was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, as well as a friend to many. He will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Vicky Wilson; sons, Thomas (Tram) Wilson Jr., of Olympia, WA and Phil (Rechelle) Wilson, of Braidwood; daughter, Nicole (Josh) Duncan, of Rathdrum, ID; grandchildren: Kalah (Austin) Grimes, Jenna (Josh) Winter, TJ (Khiah) Wilson, Audric Duncan and Ian Duncan; great-grandchildren: Brantley, Baylee and Gwendolyn Grimes and Huntleigh Wilson; sisters, Donna Wilson, of Braidwood; Rita (Paul) Nacey, of Braidwood and Kim (Robert) Tribble, of Sheldon, IL; brother, Dan Wilson, of Braidwood; brother-in-law, John Humphrey, of Huntsville, TN; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert and Marie Wilson; sister, Betty Humphrey; brother, Robert Wilson and sister-in-law, Dora Wilson.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 2-6 p.m. Memorial services will also be at the funeral home, Monday, March 13, 2023 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Dale Tolly officiating. Inurnment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Braidwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be directed to Lightways Hospice.
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R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.