Rubin Wilson
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Willie Rubin Wilson (1940 - 2021)

Mr. Willie Rubin (Rubin) Wilson
Born in Elgin, TXmap
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Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
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Died at age 81 in Austin, TXmap
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Willie preferred to be called Rubin. He is the son of Armon Wilson and Pauline Ross.

He was always called Rubin and grew up in Littig, TX, a small town between Bastrop and Elgin that was segregated. At the age of 7, the family moved to Austin to have better opportunities.

He graduated from Anderson High School in 1958 in Austin when it was still a segregated campus.

He purchased his first home in 1969 in Austin, TX at 1120-B Gardner Road, Austin, TX 78721. In the early 1980s, he moved the family to 12113 Cabana Lane, Austin, TX 78759.

Rubin worked as a bus driver for Kerrville Bus Company until his retirement . He worked from the age of 5 picking cotton to earn money for school clothes and shoes, and then during high school, he worked at the Hofbrau Steakhouse as a salad maker and chef assistant, plus a weekend job at a gas station. After high school, he got a job for the State of Texas on the Capitol Campus as a mail clerk and then became among the first African American city bus drivers in Austin (which is how he met his wife). In 1968, he was hired by Kerrville Bus Company as a long-haul driver and was among the first African American interstate. bus drivers in the state.

Some of the things most important to Rubin include travel, cars, reading car books, eating, and family.

Allergies: dust, Phobias: claustrophobia when in large crowds Medical: brain tumor resting on optic nerve, appendectomy, benign tumor on right rear of neck, stroke in 2010, hammertoes Hereditary issues: overweight issue created diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension and cancers (specifically bladder, prostate and breast in his sister) in his siblings.

He died of COVID pneumonia at St. Davids Hospital at age 81 in Austin, Texas on November 8, 2021.

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Groom: WILLIE R WILSON Age: 28 Born: 1940 or 1941 Bride: JO A SCOTT Age: 21 Born: 1947 or 1948 Marriage date: March 13, 1969 County where license purchased: WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS Index number: 027020

posted 17 Jan 2012 by Robin Wilson   [thank Robin]
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