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John Wallace Wilson

John Wallace Wilson
Sept. 22, 1940 — April 5, 2013
John Wallace Wilson, 72, of West Sacramento, Calif., died Friday, April 5, 2013.
He was born to the late Wilbor and Thelma Wilson, Sept. 22, 1940 in Brookings, SD.
John graduated from Davis High School in 1958, received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington State University in 1967 and a master’s in transportation management from State University of New York in 1975. He married his wife Shou-Ting in Taichung, Taiwan in 1970.
John served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Taiwan. After finishing military service he returned to the United States and worked as an scheduling analyst for Trans World Airlines in New York City. He later accepted work with Saudia Airlines and moved with his wife and two daughters to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. John and family later moved to Concord, Calif., where he owned and operated three Movieland video stores in Concord, Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill.
He was a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. John loved movies, music, pizza and Formula One car racing. His family traveled around the world visiting many countries. Bangkok was his favorite city to visit.
John is survived by his wife, two daughters; Karen and husband Don Tafjen of Copperopolis, Calif., Marcie Wilson and life partner Betsy Bushnell of Davis, Calif., two grandchildren; Tyler and Ellie Tafjen and his sisters and brother; Rosemary Trouette of Visalia, Calif., Ben Wilson of Kent, Wash. and Roberta Shakya of Davis, Calif.
His family will hold a graveside service at the Davis Cemetery where John will be buried.

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