Rev. Richard  Wilson


Rev. Richard W. Wilson, 89, of Seneca Drive, passed away, May 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Feb. 20, 1930, the son of Roy and Marjorie Wilson.
Richard married Leona Panciera in Distant, Pa., in 1955.
He attended Houghton College where he received his Bachelor's Degree, and received his Master's Degrees from Wheaton College and SUNY Plattsburgh.
Richard spent his life serving others as a pastor, teacher and counselor, retiring as pastor of Independent Baptist Church, Keeseville. He also maintained membership with the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Richard enjoyed traveling, reading, and learning about history. He also liked doing magic tricks and photography. Richard loved music and was known for his beautiful singing voice.
Survivors include his children, David (Jodi) Wilson of Virginia and Lorena Krupka of Plattsburgh; grandchildren, Lauren Wilson, Lindsay Wilson, Matthew (Karen) Wilson, and Mitchell Wilson; nine nieces and three nephews.
Richard was predeceased by his wife Leona, and brother, Wendell Wilson.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 11 a.m. at the Independent Baptist Church in Keeseville.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Independent Baptist Church Missions Fund, the Clinton County Meals on Wheels Program, or Hospice of the North Country.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
Published on May 7, 2019
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Carolyn, & Son Andy.
May 09, 2019
We are sorry to hear of Pastor Wilson's passing...We loved him dearly and know he is with his Lord and Savior...Was a Joy knowing, hugs, & Prayers for his family...God Bless and Isa. 26: 3. Well done thou good and faithful servant....May you feel and know God 's comfort and Peace at this time....
Jana Lee
May 09, 2019
It was an honor to have known Dick. He was such a kind and caring man. Though I didn't know him a long time, it was like a lifetime. I will miss our visits, but I know he is in heaven enjoying all the promises that our Lord and Savior made to us and he is re-united with his wife. Prayers for the family. Jana Lee
Richard and Constance Bremer
May 08, 2019
It is with sad hearts that we heard of your passing, knowing you are no longer present here with us. But, it is with rejoicing that we know you have been received into our Heavenly Father’s loving arms, hearing the words we all long to hear: “ Well done thou good and faithful servant”. Pastor Wilson is a man who truly reflected God’s love and light. Our hearts and prayers are with all of Wilson family.
Donna & Phil Ruggeri
May 07, 2019
Dear Lori & David & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a true gentleman- a kind and sensitive counselor and an excellent preacher /pastor. It says something that we always called him “Pastor” - instead of his first name. He is dancing on the streets of gold - in Heaven with his beloved Lee.❤️
Dennis & Mary McLean
May 07, 2019
Pastor Wilson was a wonderful Pastor and a wonderful man. Our son Dennis Jr. said today that Pastor Wilson was his favorite Pastor. You can say that he had a life well lived for God & family. ♥️ You.!