A good man died, his name is Junior Wilson, although Larry Kellett keeps saying, he want to be called Loyal, but to me, he is Mr. Wilson. I am age 63, he was 94, and he deserves all the respect I can muster. Thank you Junior for being a good steward.
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 21:09:22
February 22, 2019, while I was in Kpalime, Togo West Africa, my friend Junior died.
Hello Mr. Wilson,
I wish to thank you for being a good man, a good example for other humans to follow, and for being my friend.
When one finds real wisdom, we need to savor it, listen intently, and try to become better specimens of humans, to become a better person... Shortly, while I was in Orland, Indiana visiting Mom Graham; each day I attended the good old boys club of coffee drinkers at "Cliftons Corner." -- Maybe I am suppose to call it something else...?
Well, Junior Wilson, Mr. Wilson attended regularly, along with many other good men, from around the Steuben, Lagrange county area of Indiana.
From the global perspective, we are Indiana boys, not New York, or Chicago, or California, but wisdom is something that ooozes slowly, not spurts like the big city fashionable folks, or trendy, go to Starbucks, drop 5 dollars for what should be a one dollar cup of coffee bunch.
Before he died, I stopped at his house, and asked,
"What is a good manager of people?"
"How do I know, or recognize a good manager to hire for my business?"
Mr. Wilson said, and I took notes:
1. Loves Humanity.
2. Their success determines your success.
3. If someone's not open with you you don't know where they're coming from.
4. A manager is like a parent.
7. Treat everybody the same.
8. Reach a point where they're satisfied.
When a person strives to be a good person, it is easy to love them, respect them and honor them.
Life is good Mr. Wilson.
Your friend, Andy Lee Graham
In Odessa, Ukraine
Thursday, July 25, 2019
"Wisdom is not saying great things, wisdom is finding wise people --- and if a wise person is our friend, we reflect off them,"
Loyal I. Wilson, 94, of Hudson, Indiana passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, Indiana.
He was born on December 29, 1924 in Albion, Michigan to Loyal B. and Violet (Iddings) Wilson. He graduated from the James Whitcomb Riley High School in South Bend, Indiana. He married Trois Wagner on December 8, 1945.
Loyal was an Insurance salesman for Mutual of New York Life Insurance Company.
He was a member of the Flint United Methodist Church, the National Association of Life Underwriters and the Million Dollar Round Table. He was a member of the American College and received his CLU and his CFC accreditations through American College.
Loyal enjoyed driving everything from his car to motorcycles and snowmobiles. He also liked to travel and farm. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving are his children, Robert (Connie) Wilson of Hudson, Thomas (Hope) Wilson of Angola, William (Bobbie) Wilson of Nappanee and Richard (Christine) Wilson of Smithfield, Rhode Island and his sisters, Marilyn Van Valkenburgh of Angola and Dona Lou (Bill) Imler of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are his 9 grandchildren Eric, Jason, Jack, Ted, Peter, Joe, Ellen, Heidi and Tess and his 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Trois Wagner Wilson on February 24, 2018.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana. Pastor J.L. Horton will be officiating.
Private Burial will be in Flint Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.