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Douglas L. Wilson

January 1, 1944 — January 15, 2016

Brasher Falls – Douglas L. "Paggy" Wilson, 71, passed away peacefully, Friday, January 15, 2016, at his home surrounded by the love and support of his family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop. Doug was born on February 26, 1944 in Watertown, son of the late Shirley Wilson-Macy, and was adopted and raised by his grandparents, Guy and Elizabeth Wilson. He graduated from St. Lawrence Central High School in 1961. On September 2, 1967, he married Barbara Hall at St. Patrick's Church in Brasher Falls with Rev. Herbert Hannan celebrating. They maintained a love for each other that is everlasting. He was never one to be idle. Between work, the kids' sports and his hobbies, he was always busy. He found several places of employment throughout the years: SLC Highway Department, Nekoosa – Edwards Paper Company, Corning Glass Works, self-employed Farmer, self-employed Truck Driver, and a Lineman for the NY Power Authority, the position from which he retired. He enjoyed many hobbies over the years including motorcycling, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, cars, and crop farming. His latest passion was black powder shooting through which he forged many strong friendships with shooters from across the country. He competed in local, regional and international competitions around the United States as well as events in Canada, Spain and South Africa. He was a proud member of the United States International Muzzle Loading Team. Doug loved his family. He took pride in his work and did his best to instill his values into his children by example. Having family and friends together to celebrate special occasions, to visit or to reflect at happy hour, brought him joy. He loved his grandchildren and they loved him. Their special connections will remain within their memories. During Doug's diagnosis and treatments, he found strength and peace in the love of his family. Surviving Doug are his wife, Barb; three children and their spouses, Darren and Danielle Wilson of Hannawa Falls, Denise and William Arquiett of Brasher Falls, and Sara and Douglas Soika of Clinton; siblings, Dennis and Patricia Macy of The Villages, FL, David and Georgia Macy of Ft. Jackson, and Sandra and Roger Streeter of Syracuse; a sister-in-law, Patricia Hall of Canton; his grandchildren, Hunter and Kennedy Wilson, Will Arquiett, and Abigail and Aiden Soika; his step-grandchildren, Trevor and Nicole Arquiett, as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, and his beloved dog, Heidi. Visitation will be Sunday 4 to 7 pm and Monday from 11am to 1pm. A luncheon to celebrate his life will follow visiting hours Monday at 2pm at the Riverview Restaurant in Brasher Falls. Burial will be in the spring at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined, but donations to Hospice will be appreciated. Memories and condolences can be shared at
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Monday, January 18, 2016

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, Brasher, NY 13613

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