Sharon was born in Thibodaux, La. on Sept. 21, 1954 to Mildred and LC “Junior” Craig. She grew up in Spearman and graduated from Spearman High School in 1974. On June 23, 1984, Sharon married the love of her life, Barton Wilson. They lived happily in Amarillo for 29 years and enjoyed many wonderful and fun times together.
Sharon moved to Amarillo immediately after high school to start her lifelong career of helping people. Sharon worked at the SPS Building as a parking lot attendant for over 20 years. In that position, she met many people from all over the Panhandle and made lifelong friendships. She loved being with her people—which was everyone. Sharon was a devoted member of South Georgia Church of the Nazarene and was involved with the “Ya-Ya Sisterhood” women’s group. She also organized socials and other events for the congregation.
Sharon dedicated her life to helping others. She was previously the president and a board member of the Panhandle Independent Living Center and was awarded Recognition for Services in 2008.
An avid collector, Sharon enjoyed collecting Beanie Babies, Peanuts memorabilia and sock monkeys. She loved candies and sweets; M&Ms and Oreos were her favorite, and she was always the first to try a new, strange flavor. She paired these with her cherished Dr Pepper. Sharon was a fan of country music and Hallmark movies. She loved to be happy. She loved numerous pets throughout the years, her most recent (and perhaps her favorite) being Coke the cat.
Sharon is survived by her siblings, Debbie and husband Tom Fine of Decatur, Texas, Judy and husband Don Collins of Amarillo, Cheryl and husband Walter Stellges of San Antonio, Angela and husband Carl Looten of Amarillo, and Pip Craig of San Antonio; her mother-in-law, Bette Wilson; and brother- and sister-in-law, Brian and Salli Wilson of Mountain City, Texas. Sharon was a loving and generous aunt. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
Sharon is preceded in death by her loving husband Barton Wilson; and her parents Mildred and LC “Junior” Craig.
A special thanks to several people who lovingly helped Sharon over the years: Quetta Green, Mike Smith, Darlene and Elmer Chandler, JoAnn and Charlie Graham, Megan and Emory Shier, and the many, many others who are too numerous to name.
The family suggests that memorials be sent to South Georgia Church of the Nazarene at 5016 Susan Dr., Amarillo, TX 79110.