On June 20th, 2018, Warren Shepard Wilson Sr. peacefully departed this life in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania at the age of 81.
Warren was born on February 6, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of the late Harry and Fannie Mae Wilson. He was the second oldest of four children. He got his education in the Arlington School District. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior.
In 1956, Warren volunteered for the United States Air Force where he served for 7 years and was honorably discharged in 1963.
While in the service, Warren met his beautiful bride Mary Louise James (affectionately known as Candy) in Georgia. After meeting Mary and starting a family, the Wilson’s moved to back to his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There he worked several jobs in the metro area, such as a carpenter with Joe Reddington Realty Co, a steel worker at McConway Steel Mill, a chef at Montefiore hospital, and ultimately retired from Giant Eagle.
Warren was very independent, even as his health declined. He enjoyed reading the newspaper daily, watching old movies and sports, listening to soulful R&B music, and reminiscing about old stories as well as spending time with family and friends.
Warren was preceded in death by his wives Sena and Marlane Wilson, as well as his sisters Sherwin, Norma Jean and brother Norbert.
Warren will be forever remembered by his loving first wife of 15 years and cherished friend for over 50 years, Candy and their 7 children: Norma Jean (Ernest), Stanley Jerome, Warren Jr. (Meta), Sandra, Brenda Faye, Michael and Steven Wilson. As well as his daughter, Zakiya Wilson from his marriage with Sena Wilson. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Richard West (Norma Jean) of Las Vegas, NV and sister-in-law, LaDell Moore (Norbert) of Los Angeles, California. Warren also leaves a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Warren will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.