Richard Allen Wilson

Tawas City, Michigan
January 30, 1932 - November 6, 2018


Saturday, November 10, 2018
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home


Saturday, November 10, 2018
3:00 PM

Obituary Notice

Richard Allen Wilson, of Tawas City, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, age 86. Richard was born on January 30, 1932 in Lapeer to Lewis and Naomia (Kendall) Wilson. He graduated in the class of 1950 from Mandeville High School, and then he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he proudly served our country from 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1956. Upon Richard's return home from the military, he went to work for D&M Railway, and after 25 faithful years of employment, Richard finally decided to step away from the work force and enjoy his retirement years in 1984. Richard married his wife and best friend, Joyce (Flewelling) on May 5, 1956 at the First Baptist Church in Tawas City. Together they have celebrated 62 beautiful years of marriage! Richard will be dearly remembered for his collecting of Buck Knives, and his passion of enjoying the outdoors, especially hunting. He will be truly missed and cherished by all who know and loved him. Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce Wilson of Tawas City; 2 daughters, Diana (James) Ulman, and Denise Wilson; 3 grandchildren, Dylan (Lynette) Ulman, Dustan Bradley, and Lisa Bell; 3 great grandchildren, Brielle, Kaiden, and Miley; and 1 niece Shelley and 3 nephews, Aaron, Jessie, and Rick; plus many dear friends. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Glee Wilson, and a nephew, Roger Wilson. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City with Reverend Timothy Pike officiating. Interment will full military honors will be at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Tawas City. Richard's family will welcome friends for visitation at the funeral home Saturday from 12:30 PM until the time of the service. Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial donation are encouraged to consider making a contribution to the East Tawas Assembly of God Church in Richard's name. An online guest registry is available at


East Tawas Assembly of God


Memory Gardens Cemetery


— Patty DeWyse
Dear Diana, Jim and family, so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. John and Laura Miknyocki
— Laura Miknyocki
Diana, so sorry for the loss of your dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Jan Albosta
Joyce and family, so sorry to hear about Richards passing. Will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.
— Loris ( Ladner) Allen
Joyce, sending prayers for all of you as you navigate this new chapter of life. God bless you Cathy Freel
— Catherine Freel
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and we surely will miss his visits. Lots of wonderful memories with you all. Love you all💞
— Erwin & Linda Flewelling
Diana sorry to hear of your loss. Enjoyed knowing your father great guy. Give your mom a hug.
— UPS Joe
Aunt Joyce, Diana and Denise. I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Dick's passing. We are praying for you all!
— Brent Lawrence
Joyce and family - I am so sorry for your loss. May you find some peace during such a difficult time.
— Sandy Chapman

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