(Aug. 29, 1930 - Dec. 17, 2016)
August 29, 1930, a warm summer’s day, Philip Charles Wilson was born to Charles A. and Dorothea F. Wilson.
December 17, 2016, a cold clear day, our Savior reached out and brought Philip home.
Philip wed A. Arlene Clark on May 15, 1949 in Pavillion, Wyoming.
Philip worked for Shell Oil company as a senior draftsman for 20 years. He then moved with his family to Basin in 1971, where he worked at Torchlight Oilfield and drove bus for school activities. After several years, events in Philip’s life led him to dedicate himself to full time ministry for the Lord. He enrolled at Denver Baptist Seminary and became an assistant pastor at Broomfield Baptist Church in Broomfield, Colorado.
Over his lifetime, Philip took part in starting three churches in Casper and two churches in Worland. While in Worland, he obtained his ordination at the Big Horn Independent Baptist Church. In 1981, Philip and Arlene moved to Story, Wyoming, and helped start Red Grade Christian Academy where he served as the school pastor and taught until 1987. Philip became full-time pastor of Grace Chapel Church in Story, and served there until February 2011.
Philip and Arlene retired from the ministry and moved to Powell.
Philip was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Dorothea Wilson.
He is survived by his three brothers: Stephen (Peg), Stark (Darlene), and Paul (Sara); his four children: Philip T. (Anne) Wilson of Powell, Janet (William) Dill of Sheridan, Deborah Dellos and Nicholas Wilson of Billings; and 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Charity Baptist Church, 176 N. Day St. in Powell, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made in Philip’s name to Grace Chapel, P.O. Box 55, Story, WY 82842.