Richard H. Wilson, 76, of Warwick (Buttonwoods), R.I., passed into eternity Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Port Charlotte, Fla., where he spent his winters for the last 14 years.
He was born in Providence, R.I., the son of Henry and Margret Wilson.
Richard was the devoted husband of Claire Wilson. He was a graduate of RISD college, a travel agent, a salesman and owned a stained-glass business. Richard was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving in occupied Germany, a member of DeMolay International, and volunteered many holidays at the McAuley House Shelter in Providence.
Richard’s hobbies included golfing, boating, fishing, and having parties for friends and family. He was an avid traveler, having been to many places in the world that most people would dream to go. Richard was considered a very generous man with everyone who knew him.
Besides his wife, he leaves behind his children, Wayne, Lynne, Bryan and Garyn; grandchild, Alexa; and many stepchildren who found their way into his heart, Tyler, Rebecca, Megan, Matthew, Kaylee, Angel and Mike D. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; loving brother, Fred Wilson; and grandchild, Rhiannon.
There will be a memorial/celebration of life sometime in June in Warwick. Close friends and family will be notified with the date and time. Kindly omit flowers and sympathy cards. Please visit his online memorial website at www.virtual-memorials.com.