Laurel H. “Bud” Wilson of Heppner, Oregon, was born on February 17, 1930, in Centralia, Washington, to parents Edwin and Doris Butler Wilson. He died on August 29, 2018, in Heppner, Oregon, at the age of 88 years.
Bud graduated from Dayville High School in Dayville, Oregon. He was united in marriage to Delores F. Baker on September 9, 1952, in Lewiston, Idaho. Bud worked as a mechanic/welder for Dennis Logan for many years. They lived in Lexington, Boardman and Hermiston.
Bud returned to his roots in Heppner and has lived at Willow Creek Terrace for many years, where he really enjoyed the residents and staff. He enjoyed the mountains, hunting, riding 4-wheelers, reading and playing bingo. Bud loved spending time with his family and especially enjoyed watching his great-grandchildren’s sporting events: “Go Mustangs.”
He is survived by his sons Danny Wilson and wife Melanie, and Donny Wilson and wife April, both of Heppner, Ore.; daughter Carmen Wilson, Lexington, Ore.; brothers Wayne Wilson and Tracy Wilson, both of Lexington, Ore.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife Delores in 2008 and his parents.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions on Bud’s memory to Willow Creek Terrace.
Please sign the online condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.