Monday, March 09, 2015

Former Dean William L. Wilks Passed Away in February

I'm sorry to report that former Dean William L. Wilks passed away in Houston on February 24, 2015.
Obituary

I hadn't seen Dean Wilks since he left Dickinson (in the 80s I think), but I did keep in touch with him over the years.

I received an email from Dean Wilks on February 23 in which he told me he planned to teach until his last two daughters were finished college, in about two years.  I had told him Dee and I would both turn 60 this year and he said we were still "children" to him.    Everything seemed quite normal so I was shocked to learn that he died the next day.