WILSON, DR. RICHARD W.; of Waterford; died December 14, 2014; at 83 years of age. Born in Chicago, IL, July 11, 1931 the son of the late Harry and Lilly (nee. McGrail) Wilson. Beloved husband of the late Lillian. Loving father of Mark Wilson, Richard D. (Carol) Wilson, David Wilson and Maria (Michael) Wilson-Zwiernik; dearest grandfather of Arielle, Alexander, Alexa, Alyse, Brendan, Lilly and Everett. Dr. Wilson was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School, University of Detroit and Doctoral study at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. He was the former Principal of Adrian High School, Assistant Superintendant of the Adrian Public Schools, and former Superintendent of the Brandon School District. He was a professor at Oakland University, Co Founder and Executive Director of the School Equity Caucus. Dr. Wilson also authored “The M Book” which was a comedy book about the University of Michigan. With all his accomplishments, the most important thing to him was his family. A Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 22, 2014 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church (5481 Dixie Hwy, Waterford). Fr. Michael Gawlowski officiating. Burial at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME -WATERFORD. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to Brandon School District Theatre Department attn: Richard and Lillian Wilson Performing Arts Fund. To send a condolence go to www.coatsfuneralhome.com/obituariesPublished in Daily Tribune on Dec. 21, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book What will you miss most about Richard W. Wilson? Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Richard Wilson Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Richard Wilson Add a photo + http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailytribune/obituary.aspx?n=richard-w-wilson&pid=173490880&fhid=5753