Ralph’s life began on July 6, 1949 in El Dorado; the son of Clarence R. and Fern J. (Carter) Wilson. Ralph attended Butler Community Junior College.

On September 6, 1969, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Jacobson in El Dorado.

He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family. Ralph also enjoyed working on cars. Ralph worked for Hogoboom Oilfield Trucking for over 50 years working as a mechanic, truck driver and shop manager.

His greatest joy was his family which includes his wife, Carolyn of El Dorado; children Donald (Pam) Wilson of Sedgwick, Terry (Karen) Wilson of Newton and Bobbi Wilson of El Dorado; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Tammy Davenport of Hayesville; beloved dog Sophie and cat Katie.

Ralph, 70, El Dorado, passed away on August 15, 2019 in El Dorado. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Robert Coates and Carolyn Carter.

Friends may gather with the family from 5-7 p.m. at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 20.

Ralph’s funeral service will be held on 11 a.m. Wednesday August 21 at the First Christian Church of El Dorado. Ralph will be laid to rest 10 a.m. on Monday, August 26 at Walnut Valley Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions in Ralph’s name may be directed to the First Christian Church of El Dorado. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Ralph at www.carlsoncolonial.com