Delbert DeWayne Wilson, 80, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Seton Hospital in Round Rock, Texas.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel with visitation prior from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas, TX.
He was born on October 2, 1940, in Abilene, TX to Grady and Bessie Wilson. Del grew up in Anson, TX, and graduated from Anson High School in 1959. After high school, he attended Angelo State University and graduated from Abilene Christian in 1963 where he received his degree. Del was on an athletic scholarship for baseball and football. While at Angelo State as a part of the ram football team, he had the honor of playing against Roger Staubach. He then went on to play football for the ACU Wildcats. After graduating from college he began working for Fredericksburg ISD as a football coach which started his long career in coaching. He continued at Lubbock Estacado where he was part of a state championship football team in 1968. He had stops at Brady as a Head Football Coach, Athletic Director, and Abilene Wylie High School as a Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. He retired from Lampasas ISD as a coach and teacher after over 30 years in the school system. In addition, Coach Wilson was inducted into the Lubbock ISD Sports Hall of Fame for being a part of Jimmie Keeling's coaching staff at Lubbock Estacado and winning a state championship in the school's first year of eligibility.
Del was a Deacon and Song Leader at 4th and Bridge Street Church of Christ in Brady, Texas. He had a beautiful voice and loved serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Del was happily married to his wife, Pam for 30 years. They recently celebrated their 30 year anniversary on March 10th of this year. Del, or Coach Wilson as he was known to many positively influenced countless lives. He was an amazing football coach and even more amazing husband, father, PaPa, and Grandpa. He enjoyed playing golf and loved his regular golf game at Hancock Park in Lampasas, TX.
Delbert was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Bessie Wilson; siblings, L.G. Wilson, Dee Wilson, and Ladelle Green.
Survivors include his wife, Pam of Lampasas; his daughters, Deana Hargrove and husband Walter of Eastland, TX, Ronna Wilson of Kingsland, TX, and Shaye Lewis and husband, Pace of Goldthwaite, TX, and their mother, Kay Dean; step-sons, Randy Wilkins and wife Sherry, John Wilkins and wife Nancy, Jeffery Wilkins, Ollie Wilkins and wife Mindy; his grandchildren, Kaysi Henderson, Haley Phillips, Kylee Harris, Katelyn Wilson, Tanner McLean, Jaci Lewis, Cassandra Wilkins, Morris Wilkins, Jordan Wilkins, Sierra Wilkins, James Wilkins, Jackson Wilkins, Grayson Wilkins; his great-grandchildren, Mason Phillips, Kinsler Harris, Hudson Henderson, Milani Wilson, Kimber McLean, Tripp McLean, Hudson Luke Wilkins and numerous nieces and nephews.