Joseph Charles Wilson

1930 - 2012

Joseph Charles Wilson passed away at Regency at The Park on Sept. 22, 2012.
He was born on Jan. 14, 1930, to Charles M. and Lucy Moss Wilson. He married Karen Clayton on June 8, 1998, in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

He was a truck driver for Convoy for 30 years and hauled new cars all over Montana and other states. He drove 2 million miles in 31 years with no accidents. He was a proud member of the Walla Walla Elks Lodge for 39 years, Eagles of Auburn, Wash. for 27 years, and Teamsters Union. He loved his dogs and especially his dog Cody.

Graveside services will be held on Oct. 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Steve Morris from Walla Walla Alliance Church officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Society through the Herring Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Wilson, at the home; three sons, Stephen J. Wilson of Japan, Scott A. Wilson of California, Joseph Wilson Jr. of Union, Wash.; three step-sons, Shannon Thomas of Puyallup, Wash., Michael Staudenmaier of Walla Walla, Jeff Staudenmaier of Sisters, Ore; sisters, Betty Plaquet of Walla Walla, Mary Jane Turfey of Auburn, Wash.; sister-in-law, Patty and Roy Powell; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son, Glen “Poke” Wilson; two sisters, Helen Haste and Bonnie Fernandes. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at

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