Wilson J. “Wicky” Chustz Jr., 82, of Kingwood, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022, in Vinton, Iowa.
Wilson was born in Erwinville, Louisiana, on May 18, 1939, to the late Wilson J. Chustz Sr. and Mary Lois Chustz.
Wilson joined the United States Army after high school and served in the Vietnam War. In 1992, he was honorably discharged from the 19th Special Forces Group after more than 25 years of service. After the military, Wilson worked as a 911 dispatcher for Preston County.
During his free time he could be found spending time with his family or relaxing on the porch in his rocking chair with a glass of iced tea.
He is survived by his two children: Cathy Cantrell and husband Chris, Chris Chustz and wife Eden, and step-son Corky Ervin; five grandchildren: Heather Mayne, Justin McCloud, Stevi Chustz, Alyssa Cantrell, Erin Cantrell, step-grandchildren Samantha Boyce, Mariah Ervin, Emily Ervin, and Sadie Ervin; four great-grandchildren; four siblings: Lois Ann Patrick, Kenneth Chustz and wife Cathy, Eliska Davis and husband Dwayne, Paul Chustz and wife Nancy.
In addition to his parents, Wilson was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, his first wife Joyce, and siblings Catherine, Bonnie, and Michael Chustz.
Friends may be received at Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood on Sunday, February 20 from 3 pm to 5 pm. On Monday, February 21, 2022 a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am in the St. Sebastian Catholic Church with Father Charles McGinnis as celebrant. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
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