Roland K. “Termite” Wilson, age 76, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021, at the Medicalodge in Ft. Scott. He was born August 4, 1945, in Cottage Grove, Oregon, the son of Clarence Wilson and Nila Nadine Gibson Wilson.
He spent most of his early life in Bronson, Kansas where he worked as a paper carrier and at the grocery store. He graduated from Bronson High School and went on to attend Allen County Community College.
He served with the United States Navy from 1966 to 1971 where he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. Following his military service, he returned to this area where worked in construction and at the Feemster’s gun shop.
He later worked for the United States Postal Service in Ft. Scott.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and taking road trips on his motorcycle.
He often spent winters in Arizona.
Survivors include two children, Jana C. Caldwell of Springfield, Missouri and Jared Wilson of Fayetteville, Arkansas and nine grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Rex Wilson (Judy) and Revelle Wilson (Larry Tinsley) all of Bronson, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roy Wilson.
Following cremation, a graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 22nd at the U. S. National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, Kansas.
Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.