Obituary: Jack Willson

Jack R Willson, 66, of Kingman, passed away Oct. 22, 2016. He was born in Salinas, Calif., on Aug.10, 1950, to Merrill and Adeline Willson.

Jack was a graduate of CAL HI, California High School in Whittier. He worked as an engineer specializing in air conditioning and refrigeration for 25 years at River Palms Resort Casino and his last two years at Laughlin River Lodge. He spent his early years in California and the last 20+ years in Kingman, AZ. Jack liked American vintage car restoration and was a NASCAR fan.

Jack is preceded in death by his ex-wife, Phyllis Willson, and his parents; Merrill Huntley Willson and Adeline Cora Christenson.

He is survived by his fiancé of 17 years, Christine Williams; son Jack P. Willson; grandson Christopher Michael Willson; his sisters and brother-in-laws; Sharon and Don Machen and Marilyn and Dave Wagenet; sister Jeanie Oleson; and brother and sister-in-law Paul and Gail Willson.

Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory, which handled arrangements.

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