Dale Oliver Wilson will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception for family and friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, at New Hope United Methodist Church, 614 N. Garland, Enid. Cards may be sent to 5717 Cedar Ridge, Enid, OK 73703.
Dale was born Sept. 4, 1922, southeast of Medford on the Wilson home place to Emery and Mary Wilson.
He is a 1940 graduate of Medford High School.
He enlisted in the Army Sept. 30, 1942, stationed at Enid Army-Air Base for two weeks. He received an honorable discharge Feb. 27, 1946.
Dale met Georgia Daniels while on a weekend pass. They married April 6, 1946.
He began work for Del City Champlin Refinery in 1955. He transferred to Enid Champlin Refinery in 1957, and retired in 1984.
While at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, he founded the Men’s Barbecue Dinner, which still is held every February. He also was on the building committee for New Hope United Methodist Church, where he is a member.
Dale makes inlaid wood tables and crosses from sawdust, and gives them to children he knows.
His children are Joyce Fales and husband Dan, and Jim Wilson, all of Kremlin. He has three grandchildren and four great-granddaughters.