Douglas P. “Doogie” Wilson, 76, of Warren passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021, in his home.
He was born in Warren on February 5, 1945, the son of the late Robert J. and Margaret “Peggy” (Huling) Wilson. Doug was a member and usher with the First United Methodist Church, Warren. He married the love of his life Barbara A. (Perschke) Wilson on August 25, 1979, in Warren. Doug retired as Chief Appraiser and Executive Vice President with Northwest Savings Bank.
Early on in life, Doug was involved in boy scouts and eagle scouts – affiliations in which he attributed most of his “always be prepared” motto for life. Most of his summers and greatest childhood memories were spent at his family’s retreat known as Bluestone located in Williamsport, PA.
Doug was a huge sports enthusiast. He played basketball, baseball, and football in high school and later went on to attend The Pennsylvania State University main campus as a member of the football team. He was also Treasurer for the Chi Phi Fraternity. After graduating he became a lifelong member and contributing donor of the Penn State Alumni Association.
After getting married and having children, Doug channeled his love of sports by becoming involved in coaching. He coached youth baseball, softball, and basketball. He also contributed a great deal of his time to the Friends of Warren Basketball, Warren Sports Boosters, Jaycees, and Warren County Historical Society.
Doug also worked just as hard as he played or possibly harder. One of his proudest professional accomplishments was obtaining his SRA designation issued by The Appraisal Institute. This designation indicates a post-graduate level achievement meeting rigorous education, experience, and ethical requirements. Fewer than 1% of all appraisers nationwide ever achieve this designation. This allowed him to become the founder of the Appraisal Department at Northwest Savings Bank. Being very astute in the area of appraising, Doug spent some time teaching real estate classes for Penn State at both the high school and the state hospital.
Doug was an avid golfer and hunter. He was a huge history and Civil War buff – there wasn’t much you could ask him that he didn’t know. He enjoyed trips to his second home in State College, picnics at Hearts Content, and cooking breakfast up at Webb’s Ferry. He also looked forward to weekly breakfasts or lunches throughout town with his lifelong best friend and brother by heart, Jack Collins.
Doug was the epitome of a family man. He loved his family more than anything in this world and dubbed his grandchildren his “wolf pack.” He has some very large shoes to fill but his legacy will eternally live on in his children and every one of his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Barb; two children, Dustin P. Wilson and wife Pamela of Massillon, Ohio, and Jacquelyn A. (Wilson) Brown and husband Brandon Faucette of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Natalie L. Wilson, McKenna P. Wilson, Serena A. Brown, Silas P. Faucette, Janelle E. Faucette; three brothers, Robert J. Wilson III and wife Marilyn, Richard H. Wilson and wife Mary Lou, and twin brother Donald W. Wilson and wife Monica; one sister Marjorie Kreitner and husband Clinton; and best friend Jack T. Collins and his wife Lynn.
A Celebration of Doug’s life will be announced and held at a later date when the weather gets warmer and people can properly celebrate his life. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Warren. Arrangements by the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc. Those wishing to place memorials and in lieu of flowers may do so through the Warren Sports Boosters, PO Box 304, Warren, PA 16365 or The Warren County Historical Society, 210 4th Ave, Warren, PA 16365. E-Mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.