Bradley R. WilsonPlus,
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.