Richard V. Wilson, 72, of Smithville, OK, passed way in Talihina the morning of December 9, 2016. Richard was born on June 12, 1944, to Isaac and Julia Stella (Tims) Wilson, in Talihina. Richard was born and raised in McCurtain County moving to Houston in the early 1970's. He stayed in Houston as a roofer until he retired and moved back to McCurtain County in 2003. He enjoyed bead work, making rattles, and wood working. He was very creative. He was known to have an artist soul. Richard loved being with people and to sit back and listen to people talk. Richard was a veteran of the United States Navy. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Julia Wilson; son, Richard Vern Wilson; the mother of his children, Judy Elaine Wilson; three brothers, R.B. Wilson, Lester Ray Wilson, and Leroy Wilson; one sister, Dora Wilson; and two half sisters, Mary Jane Simas and Anna Mae Wilson. Richard is survived by his son, Michael Wilson, and wife, Mary, of Mena, AR; brothers J.R. Wilson, of Smithville, OK, and Robert Wilson, and wife, Paulette, of Porter, OK; sisters, Opal Ludlow, and husband, Eugene, of Smithville, OK, and Ruby Smith, and husband, Dale, of Boynton, OK; grandchildren, Linda Elaine Wilson, Levi Allen Wilson, and wife, Payten, and Angelina Marie Wilson; one great-grandchild, Londyn Wilson; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; special friend, Lyndon "Buddha" Loman; and many other friends. \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard V Wilson, please visit our floral store.