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Doy Ray Wilson

November 15, 1932 January 13, 2018
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Obituary for Doy Ray Wilson

Doy Ray Wilson died at home in Foresthill, California on Saturday, January 13, 2018. He was 85.
Doy is survived by his wife Peggy Wilson, his son Randall of Granite Bay (Karen), his daughter Brenda Roper of Auburn, his brothers J.C. and Loy of Foresthill, and his four grandchildren: Jacob Roper, Lane Roper (Kylee), Megan Wilson and Elizabeth Wilson. He is also survived by his great-grandson, Leo Roper.
Doy was born on November 15, 1932 in Amity, Arkansas to farmers Fred and Josie Wilson. The family eventually grew to include six children: John, James, Elmeda, J.C., Doy and Loy. Much of Doy’s family migrated to California when he was a child. He attended elementary school in Foresthill and graduated from Placer High School in 1950.
Doy was a talented baseball player. He was also frequently injured, and was, as a result of those injuries, able to avoid the draft on three separate occasions. The fourth attempt unfortunately occurred during the offseason, resulting in a two-year stint in the United States Army.
Doy married Margaret Hughes, a local businesswoman, on March 19, 1955. Their son Randall was born in 1956, followed by their daughter Brenda in 1958.
Doy was a mechanic at heart – even when there wasn’t anything to fix. His mechanical talents led to a successful career in the trucking business, from which he retired early and began his second career as a full-time grandpa.
He was a tinkerer, a golfer, an avid motorhome traveler, a crossword puzzle prodigy and a dedicated fan of the Oakland Athletics. He was an active and dedicated member of the Foresthill Community, many of whom could set their clocks by his morning walk.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday, February 4, at the Foresthill Memorial Hall. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Foresthill Swim and Recreation Corporation, P.O. Box 302, Foresthill CA 95631. Condolences can be sent to P.O. Box 604, Foresthill, California, 95631.
The family would like to thank the many health and home care professionals and the friends, neighbors and family that made Doy’s last days as comfortable as possible.


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11:00 AM 2/4/2018 11:00:00 AM
Foresthill Memorial Hall

24601 Harrison Street
Foresthill, CA 95631

Foresthill Memorial Hall
24601 Harrison Street Foresthill 95631 CA
United States
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