David Wilson
David Wilson
  • December 27, 1936 - February 16, 2016
  • Vinton, Louisiana

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David "Dave" Wilson, 79, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2016, in a local hospital.
Dave spent most of his career in horse racing. He began his career with the Daily Racing Form, working at racetracks all over the US as a chart caller and retired in 1995. Following his retirement he began working at Delta Downs as a Steward and eventually became Vice President, General Manager of Racing & Simulcasting. Dave was also a veteran of the US Airforce.
Survivors include his wife of twenty-three years, Peggy Wilson; his four children, Tommy Wilson and wife, Linda, David C, Wilson and wife, Terri, Laura Perry and husband, Justin and Krystal Gray and husband, Dewan; a brother, Bobby Wilson; and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. , Friday, February 19, 2016 at Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton. The Rev. Rob Tibbitts will officiate. Burial will follow in Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. on Thursday, and 12-2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.