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Wesley G Gish, Jr

July 10, 1931 March 26, 2018
Wesley G Gish, Jr
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Wesley G. Gish Jr.
Wesley G. Gish Jr left us on March 26th, 2018. He was born on July 10th, 1931 in Okmulgee OK to Wesley G Gish Sr and Louise Nichols Gish, delivered by his Uncle, Fred Watson. His family moved to San Antonio in 1937 and he began his education at Alamo Heights Elementary. In 8th grade he transferred to Texas Military Institute (TMI), then following his father’s career, transferred to Cascia Hall his sophomore year, in Tulsa OK where he graduated as Valedictorian in 1949. After a year at Carlton College in MN the Korean War broke out and Wes transferred to Kansas University, enrolled in NROTC and joined the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was commissioned upon graduation in 1953 and entered flight training in Pensacola, FL, a week after the Armistice was signed to end the Korean War. As a newly minted Naval Aviator he was assigned to VF-33 to fly the Navy’s latest jet, the FJ3. Completing his service to country, he left the Navy in 1957 and enrolled in Law School at the University of Texas. Graduating and passing the Bar in 1960 he worked briefly for a firm in Brownsville before accepting a position at USAA in 1962. He worked through the ranks of USAA becoming Executive Vice President of Claims prior leaving in 1981 to enter private practice with Craig Radtke, opening Gish and Radtke in his hometown, Boerne, TX. Wesley retired at the turn of the millennium to enjoy more time with his wife Patsy and spend time at their beloved cottage on Crow Lake in Canada. Outside of work Wesley was always busy with family, hunting, fishing, gardening, and serving the community, where he held multiple positions on the Berges Fest Committee and School Board, serving as President of both. Wesley was preceded in death by the love of his life, Patsy Gish and his daughter Dana. He is survived by his family Kyle and former wife Carole, sons Garrett and Gray; Wesley III; Joe, wife Mona and children Malcolm and Madelin; Travis, wife Sandi and children Aidan and Avery; Tracie and her son Dylan. A visitation service will be held at Ebensberger-Fisher funeral home in Boerne, TX on Monday April 16th from 5:30 – 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Rainbow Senior Center at 17 Old San Antonio Rd, Boerne, Tx 78006. To leave condolences for the family, visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com and select Obituaries. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.


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5:30 PM 4/16/2018 5:30:00 PM - 7:30 PM 4/16/2018 7:30:00 PM
Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home

111 Rosewood Ave.
Boerne, TX 78006

Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home
111 Rosewood Ave. Boerne 78006 TX
United States
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