David W. Wilson, 88, of Bath, N.H. and a former longtime resident of Shelburne, N.H., passed away on Sunday morning, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill.
He was born in Berlin, N.H., on June 11, 1931, the son of David D. and Charlotte (Hayes) Wilson and lived in the area for most of his life, prior to moving to Belmont, N.H., in Aug. of 2007, and later became a resident of Bath.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
David was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire in 1951 and also graduated from Keene State College in 1959.
He had been employed by Spaulding High School in Rochester, was vocational director in Lebanon, taught in Belmont and lastly, he taught at Berlin High School for 26 years, retiring in 1993.
He also taught drivers Eeducation for many years.
David was a longtime member of the Winthrop Grange No. 315 in Shelburne, the Northern New Hampshire Pomona, the New Hampshire State Grange, the National Grange, and was also a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Berlin.
He had a passion for horses and owned and bred Standardbred trotting horses and was a member of the Maine Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association.
David was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Joan Antonsen Wilson, his sister Barbara Ellen Wilson, and a brother John Uriah Wilson. He is survived by his three children: David G. and his wife Rachel Goulet Wilson of Chichester, N.H., Kristine and her husband Mark Roberts of Belmont, N.H., and Karen and her husband Derek West of Belmont, N.H.; his brother Kenneth J. and his wife Laura Bennett Wilson of Stone Mountain, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He also is survived by his present wife of almost 10 years, Beverly Woods Wilson of Bath, N.H., and her two sons David Woods of Littleton, N.H. and Paul Woods of St. Johnsbury, Vt. He was predeceased by Beverly’s daughter, Christine Woods.
Funeral services will be held in the spring at the Shelburne Union Church at a date and time to be announced. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes of Berlin and Gorham, N.H. Find the online guest book at bryantfuneralhome.net.