Born 8/7/36 in Checotah, Okla. to Ted and Bea Wilson, the third of four sons born to this union. Graduated from Fremont High School in 6/53, Oklahoma Christian College in 5/55, San Francisco State College with a B.A. in 5/76 and an M.A. in 5/78. Married to Elinor Ruth Scatena on 8/29/57 and married for 42 years to her until her demise.