Stan Wilson was born August 18, 1961, in Dallas, Texas, to Nell and Jess Wilson. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Texas in Austin, he joined the Dallas Fire Department in February 1985. His career with the department spanned 28 years, the last 20 at Station 53. On May 20, 2013, Stan answered his final alarm while courageously battling a six-alarm fire at an apartment building.
Stan was captured by Christ in his early life through the efforts of his parents and those of the Church. He became a Christian and a true son of God, and he strived to live his life in a way that honored that call. Stan met the love of his life, Jenny, while playing softball in a church league, and they married on September 12, 1992. He was a faithful husband and a devoted father to their two teenage sons, active in every aspect of their lives. Stan had a heart for serving others, which was demonstrated in the time he spent with church activities, as quartermaster of Boy Scout Troop 890, and going on several mission trips to Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley.
He gave of himself on a daily basis, cooking and cleaning after meals when Jenny was working the night shift or sleeping, as well as doing whatever needed in his sons’ Boy Scout troop, at their church, or at his sons’ school. He was a true servant and a man after God’s own heart whose goal and calling in life was as a servant, serving his family up until his death and loving them with all of his heart. He sought to glorify God in his daily life and discipled his sons to follow Christ.
He had a true love for his brothers in the fire department and for all that they stood for. Having applied for a job with the fire department on a dare, he grew to love the selfless attitudes and all the challenges that this job entailed. He was proud of his department, his station, and the skills God gave him, answering the station phone as Master Firefighter Stan Wilson. He loved Station 53 and all of his brothers there.
Known for his sense of humor, his strong faith in Jesus Christ, and his love for his family, Stan was quick to respond to anyone in need. He died as he lived, giving his life for others. Stan Wilson is survived by his wife, Jenny; sons, Noah and Luke; mother Nell; sister, Teri, and her husband, Dean; brother, Ken, and his wife, Kristi; and nieces and nephews, Brittany, Tyler, Cyndi, and Jacob.