August 26, 1951 - November 18, 2020
Karl Edward Wilson, 69, of Fairfield, California, passed away on Nov. 18, 2020. Karl was born in Detroit, Michigan to Robert L. and Marie Wilson, one of six siblings. He was raised in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Karl called Fairfield home for over 45 years, having moved to Fairfield while stationed at Travis Air Force Base. He retired as a Staff Sergeant from the United States Air Force in 1980. Then spent the majority of his career as a Truck Driver. He retired from driving in 2013 and took on the most rewarding and gratifying job of his life, being Papa to his grandson, Owen. Karl was a devoted and phenomenal husband, father and papa, and a loyal friend to many. He was an avid fisherman and thoroughly loved being on his boat on the water. He enjoyed many years of playing softball and bowling with family and friends. Karl spent numerous years umpiring for men’s softball and girl’s fast pitch softball. He was involved with coaching his daughter’s softball and volunteering for local softball organizations in different capacities. He also enjoyed camping, scuba diving, traveling, watching all sports and was a race car enthusiast. He was the most selfless, incredible man you could ever meet and he was admired and respected by everyone. He had a great wit and sharp sense of humor, a hearty laugh, an infectious smile that would light up a room, endless compassion, an uncanny ability to fix anything around the house, and a deep knowledge of the world (he was our Alexa or Siri before there was an Alexa or Siri). Karl leaves behind the love of his life, and wife of 41 years, Dorothy; daughters, Carla (Josh) Rood and Melissa; grandson, Owen; brothers, Robert Jr. (Judy), Kent Sr. (Kathy) and Kirk; sister, Susie Jemelka; he is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and in-laws. He is preceded in death by his father, mother; sister, Patty; and sister-in-law, Carolyn. Due to Covid-19, the family will be planning a celebration of Karl’s life with family and friends in the future. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the guest book, leave condolences for the family and/or share a fond memory of Karl at https://www.bryanbraker.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karl’s name to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org or the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Wreath Project at www.RememberAVet.net. Thank you to family and friends for their love, prayers, and support.
Karl Edward Wilson, 69, of Fairfield, California, passed away on Nov. 18, 2020. Karl was born in Detroit, Michigan to Robert L. and Marie Wilson, one of six siblings. He was raised in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Karl called Fairfield home for over... View Obituary & Service Information
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