Bradley R. Wil­sonPlus,

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Bradley Reuben Wil­son, age 61, passed away Satur­day, Novem­ber 11, af­ter a brief, yet in­tense, bat­tle with pan­cre­atic can­cer. He was born to Nat and Na­dine Wil­son Septem­ber 23, 1956, at Saint John's Hospi­tal in

Tulsa. Brad was a proud mem­ber of the Pawnee tribe and is also Chero­kee and Seneca-Cayuga. He grad­u­ated from Rogers High School and Tulsa Vo-Tech in 1974, where he learned how to be an off­set press­man. He met his wife, Kathy Ste­wart Wil­son, through the youth pro­gram at First Pres­by­te­rian church when they were both in high school. They dated for five years un­til Kathy grad­u­ated from col­lege, and were mar­ried July 11, 1980, at First Pres­by­te­rian.

Brad's first long-term job was at Seis­mo­graph Ser­vice Cor­po­ra­tion, where he also learned pho­tog­ra­phy skills. When Seis­mo­graph closed their doors Brad was hired at Spar­tan School of Aero­nau­tics as a press­man, pho­tog­ra­pher and graphic de­signer and worked there for many years, even­tu­ally be­com­ing the man­ager of the in-house print shop. Af­ter Spar­tan closed the print shop, Brad was hired at the Hard Rock Ho­tel. Two years later he be­came a de­liv­ery ser­vice tech for Mo­bil­ity

which Chero­kee Na­tion Busi­nesses had pur­chased. He in­ter­acted with many pa­tients who needed home health care equip­ment and en­joyed be­ing able to help them while still work­ing for the tribe. In 2016 Mo­bil­ity Plus was sold again and Brad re­turned to the Hard Rock Ho­tel.

Brad had a ser­vant's heart and went on a num­ber of Pres­by­te­rian Dis­as­ter Re­sponse trips to help peo­ple ef­fected by nat­u­ral dis­as­ters. He en­joyed spend­ing time with and tak­ing care of his wife and fam­ily. Brad is sur­vived by his wife and three chil­dren, John (Kadrian), Melissa, and Nathan, and one grand­son. An­other grand­son is due De­cem­ber 20. He is also sur­vived by his brothers, Buddy (Diane) of Tulsa, and Char­lie (Dar­lene) of Los Lunas, New Mex­ico.

The fu­neral ser­vice will be held Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 15, at 11:00 a.m. at First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 709 South Bos­ton Ave., Tulsa, OK 74119. In lieu of flow­ers, re­mem­brances may be sent to ei­ther the Pres­by­te­rian Dis­as­ter Re­lief Fund c/o of the church, or Can­cer Treat­ment Cen­ters of Amer­ica (10109 East 79th Street, Tulsa, OK 74133), who pro­vided won­der­ful care for Brad dur­ing his ill­ness.

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