Wilks & Young Family

Wilks Family Texas Pictures

Children of W. W. Wilks & Erie Catharine Taylor

4. Gwyn Voy Wilks

b. 17 Dec 1920, Donley Co., TX, d. 14 Mar 2010, Abilene, TX

 md. 1st Myrtle Irene Fenter, May 1945 (b. 17 Jun 1918, d. 2 Mar 2003, Mother of His Children)

 md. 2nd Mrs. Sue Edmond Slusher, a widow, in 2004



Gwyn Voy Wilks began military service on 10 Nov 1944 at Dallas, TX, with four years of high school, a general farmer residing in Erath Co., TX.
His mother wrote her daugher Myrl on 25 Nov 1944 hoping he would get a 36-hour leave. He served in the Asiatic Pacific theater of Operations for 14 months in the Philippine Islands on Luzon in the Manila area.







 Reta, Voy, and Vane Wilks, 1921

 Voy Wilks at Grandpa F. S. Taylor's House, Burnet, 1930

 Dale, Voy, Kirby, Myrl Wilks, 1925




 Voy on the Right, with Myrl, Kirby, Dale, 1934

 Voy, Willie, & Erie Wilks, 1942

 Voy, Kirby, Erie, Willie & dog ~ Kirby's 1st leave from Army


 Erie Catherine Taylor Wilks holding Beth, Voy's first baby, at Chalk Mtn. Ceme. Working, 5 May 1948




 Voy in the Philippines, Quartermaster Corps, 1945

 Voy & Kirby Wilks, brothers, 1950 at Dublin Farm

 Voy holding Ruth, Myrtle, Beth in front




 Myrtle, Voy, Beth, Ruth, Farris at Kirby's, 1953

 Voy & Farris ~ Kirby & Voy ~ Jan 1, 1954 at Kirby's


abt 1957

 Beth & Voy, 1958

Voy worked for a masonry contractor to learn how to build his family a brick house, 1960




The Summer of the Big Tomato Crop! One Day's Picking, July 1960


 Sep 1960 at Kirby's




Alva, Beth, Ruth in 1961







 Dan's recliner, 1960

Voy on a scaffold in 1983


 Voy (center) visiting Charlie & Reta Ross at Burnet > Alva, 1961



  With Reta (right) at Lake Buchanan


 Voy visits his Uncle Buck (Charles Jenkins) Taylor & wife Alice, 1961.

Buck wrote to Voy before his death, sending a eulogy he had written and asking Voy to deliver. It included the statement, "He was scrupulously honest."



 Ann, Aunts Jewel & Alice Taylor; Beth & Myrtle Wilks at Reta's, 1 Jan 1964

 Myrtle & Voy Wilks, Farris, Beth, Ruth, Dan, Alva, same day



 Jerry Ross accompanies Alva & Beth, Jan 1968



Farris, Voy, Dan, 1960

  1 Jan 1966, Voy Wilks Family



 JoAn Maston & Farris Wilks wedding, 1971

 Ruth Wilks & Joey York wedding, 1978



Voy, daughters Alva and Ruth, and Myrtle ~ A musical family, 1973

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