Donald Wilson

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Friday, June 24, 2022
Clinton Elks Lodge
115 West Franklin Street
Clinton, Missouri, United States

Food, Fellowship and Socializing

To follow the Celebration of Life

Obituary of Donald Thomas Wilson

Donald Thomas (Tom) Wilson was born September 24, 1942 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, the son of John R. Wilson and Dorothy Jane (McCorkle) Wilson. He married Linda R. Tillman on February 18, 1967, joining the community as “Carl Tillman’s son-in-law.” Linda survives of the home. John, his son of Parkville, Mo., survives him as well as his daughter-in-law, Amy, and grandsons Jonathan and Max of Parkville, Mo. Tom was born and grew up in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Clearfield High School and Williamsport Technical Institute in 1962. He came to Clinton and began working at Clearfield Cheese later in the Fall of 1962. Later, the cheese company sent him to Los Angeles to work for 1963 and 1964. He returned to Pennsylvania to store his belongings and enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1964. He completed Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and was then back to the Golden Valley and the cheese company. In 1965 he began employment as a plant helper with the Montrose Power Plant of Kansas City Power & Light. He was in operations and then an apprentice mechanic, journeyman mechanic and safety coordinator. He served on the Apprenticeship Training Committee. He retired from the Montrose plant in 2002 after 37 years of service. He also served on the Executive Board of Local 412 of the IBEW. Tom and Linda moved to Urich in 1973. Tom and Linda purchased a farm and lived there for the remainder of his life. Tom was involved in the community and served when and where he could. He was always available and willing to help anyone in need. Tom was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge, #548, Scottish Rite Bodies and the Ararat Shrine Club. He served two terms as a Sherwood Cass R-VIII School Board member, the Henry County Public Water District Board #4, the Urich Restoration Corporation, and the Henry County Economic Development Council. He was also a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and the Lucas Men’s Club. Tom dearly loved this community and never wanted leave. He loved the people, the power plant, the farm, his dog Maddie (who rode right beside him in his truck), and his black angus cattle. As a final offering to help another someone, Tom was able to donate his liver to a younger Midwest man in need. Memorial contributions can be made to the Clinton Animal Shelter or the Urich Inter Church Council. A Celebration of Life will be Friday, June 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. followed by food, fellowship and socializing at the Clinton Elks Lodge, 115 West Franklin Street, Clinton, Mo 64735. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Condolences may be left online at
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