A resident of St. Francisville and a native of Chicago, he died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at his home. He was 74 and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc. in Zachary on Friday, Nov. 23, was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visiting resumes Saturday, Nov. 24, from 2 p.m. until service at 3 p.m. Burial in Mount Carmel Catholic Church Cemetery, St. Francisville. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Chris Gross, St. Francisville; a sister, Patricia Wilson, Granby, Conn.; three grandchildren, Douglas Gross, Randall Gross and Autumn Gross; and a special friend, Leia. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Wilson and his mother, Ethel Wilson. Pallbearers will be Chris Gross, Douglas Gross, Randall Gross and James Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Gail and Kent Newbury. He had a bachelor of science in metallurgical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He held nine patents in metallurgy including the Army Mess Kit Utensils. Special thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Kahn and Linda, the staff at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City - Telemetry and Rehab units and Hospice of Baton Rouge. Share condolences, memories and sympathies online at www.CharletFuneralHome.com
Published by The Advocate from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2007.