Dwayne E. “Coke” Wilson age 78 of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2023, at St. John’s Ascension Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dwayne was born on April 6, 1945, to Mardella Shipman Wilson and his father in Wichita, Kansas. Dwayne’s parents divorced and he grew up in Wichita. His mother remarried and he was raised by the father that loved him, Mervin Ryan. Mardelle passed when Dwayne was just fourteen and Mervin remarried Evelyn, and she also loved and raised him as her own.
On August 14, 1965, Dwayne married the love of his life, Nancy Webb. Together they made their home in Coffeyville where they raised their four children, Carol, Lisa, Eddie and Tim. Dwayne loved his wife deeply. She was his world, when Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer, he actively cared for her until her passing.
Dwayne worked as a carpenter for over 35 years at Good Construction and last known as Wilburn Construction until an injury forced him to retire. Dwayne was a good husband, father, and grandfather, he loved his family deeply, and he worked hard to provide for them.
Dwayne’s love for the outdoors truly defined him, he enjoyed fishing, sittin’ on the front porch listening to music while watching the traffic pass by. He also enjoyed a good cup of coffee and getting his grandchildren all riled up in conversation and he was even known to have enjoyed a good nap.
Family traditions and wonderful memories with Dwayne will live on through his children Carol Wagner (Roger), Lisa Cooper (Jack), Eddie Wilson and Tim Wilson (Heather); sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; his sister Dorothy Bryan and other siblings; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023, at 1pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. A private inurnment will take place at Spring Hill Cemetery. The family request memorial contribution be made payable to American Cancer Society- with a note in the memo for TLC Program (tlc" Tender Loving Care is a not-for-profit website and catalog of the American Cancer Society. Our mission is to help women cope during and after cancer treatment by providing wigs and other hair loss products (plus how-to information), as well as mastectomy products, all at affordable prices or for free); to honor of his late wife that he loved so much. Contributions may be left in care of the chapel. Online condolences, sharing of a memory or to view live streaming of services under his obituary page visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com