William (Scottie) Wilson, 68, Camdenton, Mo., and formerly of Oregon, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo., after a courageous year-long battle with lung cancer.
He was born on March 17, 1944, in Bellshill, Scotland, the son of Alexander and Annie (McIntosh) Wilson.
He married Mary Alice Quick in Oregon on Aug. 1, 1987.
At the time of his death, William was a manufacturing process engineer for Gates Corporation in Versailles, Mo., having been transferred from the Rockford Gates plant when it closed in 2010.
He traveled to Italy, England, the Czech Republic, China, and Mexico for the company and in 2012 was awarded the Charles C. Gates Award of Excellence for his work in facilitating the transfer of manufacturing to Mexico.
He excelled at his job, golf, reading and rereading books, watching European soccer on television, grilling steaks, making soups and sauces, and cooking in general – much to his wife’s delight.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary Alice; daughter, Susannah, Chicago; sister, Janette (Robert) Barr, Uddingston, Scotland; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Carole) Quick, Oglesby; numerous nieces and nephews; special cousins, Robert and Judy Quick; and his beloved Old English sheepdog, Isabella.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m., with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m., at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oregon Public Library or the family.
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