Elwood R. Wilson, DelDOT retiree

August 16, 2019

Elwood R. Wilson, 87, lifelong resident of Georgetown, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

Elwood was born in Georgetown, son of the late Horace and Maggie (Steelman) Wilson.  He resided his entire life in the Gravel Hill area.  Elwood worked in the farming industry until 1972 after which time he had a 25-year career with DelDOT in maintenance, retiring in 1991.  

Elwood was a member of Grace Church in Milton.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and being outdoors.

In addition to his parents, Elwood is preceded in death by a brother, Carl E. Wilson.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Bessie (Pepper) Wilson; eight stepchildren, Robert Houston of Georgetown, David Houston of Mounds, Okla., John Houston of Ft. Worth, Texas, Philip Houston of Pinehurst, N.C., Mark Houston of Tulsa, Okla., Daniel Houston of Oklahoma, Steve Houston of Georgetown; and Ruth E. Houston-Behrens of Milford; a nephew to whom he was very close, Carl W. Wilson; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, with a time of visitation for family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m.  Burial will follow in Harbeson Cemetery.