Wilson R. Huss
Wilson R. Huss, 89, left his earthly body behind to join his Lord and Savior, at 3:30 P.M. Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
Wilson or Roy as he was more often known, was born in Murphysboro, Ill., on December 20, 1923, along with a twin brother Ray Huss to Ella (Boren) and Leo Huss.
He was a WWII Army veteran, having served with the 7th Armored Division as a tank driver. He was wounded in action twice. He was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries that he received during the fighting at St. Vith, in the Battle of the Belgium Bulge. He also served in England, France, Holland, Germany and Japan.
Mr. Huss retired from Komatsu Dresser in Peoria, Ill. He was a mechanist by trade. His last employment was with DISS of Paducah, Ky., as a truck driver. For many years Roy ran a machine shop from his home where he made rifle barrels and stocks for specialty uses. He was a self-taught wood carver and made many beautiful custom stocks.
He married Virginia Hall, and they had four children. Three sons preceded him in death, Stephen R. Huss and infant twins, Warren and Gary Huss. Also, preceding his death were his twin brother, Ray Huss; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Arnold De Jarnett; brother in-law, Oren Carter; and his parents.
He later married Bernice Hultman, she survives, along with his sister, Mary Kathryn Cartner of Hopkinsville; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Don Crowe; granddaughters, Jennifer (Jeff) Yates of Metamora, Ill.; Stephanie Grant of Angier, N.C., Lara (Brent) Crafton of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a stepgranddaughter, Amy Adams of Peoria, Ill.; a grandson, Roy W. Huss of Metropolis, Ill.; and sister-in-law, Eva Parker Huss of Metropolis, Ill.
He was a Great Grandpa to four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, five nieces and three nephews.
His son-in-law held a special place in his heart. They were fishing buddies that shared a boat named the “Old Man” after Roy’s nickname later in life.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Mt. Kenton Cemetery of Paducah with Rev. Corey Aker of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating.
A visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations made to The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.hughesfuneral.com.
Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.