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Gene Wilson
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A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Lakewood Funeral Home for Gene "Pops" Wilson, 84, of Hughson. He died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004 at his home.

Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Lakewood Funeral Home.

Born April 11, 1920, Mr. Wilson was a native of Texas and lived in Stanislaus County for 64 years. He was a welder for Union Local 342 and a member of the Masons. Mr. Wilson served in the Army during World War II.

He leaves behind two children, Bill Wilson of Lafayette and Shirley Knox of Colecamp, Mo.; his brother, Emmet Wilson; two sisters, Modean Corley and Beulah, both of Morris; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wives, Mildred L. Wilson and Helen L. Wilson; eight brothers; and one sister.