Hugh A. Wilson ’34

Hugh A. Wilson ’34 of Lakeland, Fla., died February 19, 2006. After graduation from Davidson he began working with his father at Wilson Funeral Home which later became Biggs Funeral Home. He also worked at Wilson National Life Insurance with his father which later became Gulf Life Insurance. He owned Wilson, Inc., a real estate business where he worked for half days until his death. He was president of Wilson Springs, Inc., a 480-acre development on the Santa Fe River. He was a member of the National Guard and served in World War II. He earned several military honors, including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was active in the community. He belonged to the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for more than fifty-five years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Rotary International of Lake City, and Masons. Survivors include his wife, Rose-Marie Gabler Wilson, 743 SW Lake Montgomery Ave., Lake City, Fla. 32025; sons, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Hugh A. Wilson II, Jacksonville, Fla., and Dr. James W. Wilson ’66 of Houston, Texas; four step-children; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and eight step grandchildren.