William (Bill) Ross Wilson II

William (Bill) Ross Wilson II, 75, Lawrence, KS, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Bill was born on April 25, 1945, in Pensacola, FL, to William Ross and Irene Gladys (Jacobson) Wilson.
He graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Pittsburg State University. He was a computer machine operator for Mobil Oil in KC, MO, and then worked for the City of Lawrence until retirement. Bill was content with a simple life focused on his favorite things: watching NFL football, NASCAR, and KU athletics, driving his 1968 Plymouth GTX, and attending family gatherings and celebrations where many pictures would be taken as keepsakes for his photo albums.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, his former wife, Brenda Reese Wilson, and his step-daughter, Jennifer Iron Whiteman. Survivors include his daughter, Heather Allen (Lorn), his granddaughter, Aubrey Allen all of Blue Springs, MO; his son, Christopher Wilson of Lawrence, KS; his sister, Jane Robinson (David) of Schaumburg, IL; and two nieces, Amy Tatum (Trei) of Hoffman Estates, IL; and Mindy Robinson Clark (Kim) of Golden, CO.

On Wednesday, May 27, he will lie in state at Warren-McElwain Mortuary from 10am-12pm and a private, family graveside memorial service will follow at 2:30pm at Zion Lutheran Church, Everest, KS.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in his name to the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, Everest, KS, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044.

8 Condolences

  1. Pamela Neill on May 21, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    RIP Bill. You are deeply missed.
    Love, Pamela

  2. David Koch on May 22, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Wild Bill, we will miss you here at your old stomping grounds at the City. You could always make me laugh. And I’ll always miss our hour long conversations at Walmart, making all of the other shoppers maneuver around us as we caught up on the latest “ conspiracy theories.” You are already missed. David” The Naughty One” Koch.

  3. Noni Wheelis on May 23, 2020 at 7:50 am

    We’re so sorry to hear the sad news about Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our love, Steve and Noni

  4. Beth Nelms on May 23, 2020 at 9:56 am

    We are so very sad to hear about Bill. Please know your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
    Much love, Steve and Beth

  5. Bev on May 25, 2020 at 11:18 am

    May Bill Rest In Peace. So sorry to hear this, my best to family in this difficult time. He will be missed by many who care about him and family.

  6. Ann Baesl on May 26, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Bill was a good man. We were co-workers at the city.

  7. Bill Wood on May 26, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    We will miss you Bill. My heart goes out to your family. May the many good memories help ease the pain of this loss.

  8. Toni McCalla on May 28, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Bill‘s passing. He was a kind soul.

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