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Somerset County Herald and Taunton Courier. Saturday 21 Mar 1964

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Wiveliscombe ex-athlete dies

Mr. William Edward WILSON of Lower Langley, Wiveliscombe, died at his home on Friday, aged 66.

Born in Norwich, he came to the West Country in 1914 and to Wiveliscombe in 1948. He worked for Mrs. E. M. SMITH, of Ford, for about 30 years. In the First World War he served in France with the Horse Artillery.

As a young man he took part in many road races, including the Bampton to Tiverton race, and won three silver cups. He belonged to the British Legion and was a committee member of the Wiveliscombe Over 60's Club. He leaves two sons and a daughter.

The funeral service at Wiveliscombe Parish Church on Tuesday was conducted by the Rev. J. C. S. CHAMBERLAIN, with Mr. C. E. BERRY at the organ.

Family mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. A. WILSON (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. C. WILSON (son), Mr. and Mrs. G. BRISTOW (son-in-law and daughter), Mrs. W. DYMOND (sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. F. PARKHOUSE (brother-in-law and sister), Mr. G. PARKHOUSE, Mr. and Mrs. F. DYMOND (nephews and niece), Mr. and Mrs. H. WHATMORE (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. E. WHATMORE (nephew), Mr. and Mrs. J. PARKHOUSE (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Mr. V. PARKHOUSE (cousin), Mr. W. PARKHOUSE (brother-in-law, also representing Mrs. W. PARKHOUSE, who is ill).

Mr. and Mrs. C. PARKHOUSE, Edinburgh (brother and sister-in-law) were unable to attend.

Many friends were present.

Funeral arrangements were by Messrs. Leonard E. SMITH, 1, Haydon Road, Taunton.

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<NOTES: William Edward WILSON, married Winifred PARKHOUSE>