BURRTON—Bill K. Wilson, 58, managing editor of the Wichita Business Journal, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita.
He was born June 5, 1960, to Carl M. and Gladys V. (Robb) Wilson at Newton and was a lifelong resident of Burrton.
He was a member of Burrton Christian Church. He attended Burrton schools and was a 1982 graduate of Bethel College.
He was very active with the Burrton Recreation Department. He spent many summer evenings attending, coaching or umpiring baseball games in and around the Burrton area.
He was considered a baseball savant by many; he loved the St. Louis Cardinals and was the unofficial historian for the Liberal BeeJays. He was also a passionate fan of the O.U. Sooners.
Bill had a 35-year career as a respected journalist in the Wichita area, he held various positions with The Newton Kansan, Hutchinson News, Wichita Eagle and most recently the Wichita Business Journal as managing editor.
Bill is survived by aunts Marilyn George and Janice Baker, both of Wichita; and family friends: Jim and Linda Redinger, Rodney and Molly Redinger, Faith and Scott Martin, all of Burrton, and David and Kacy Redinger of Mount Hope.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Burrton Christian Church, with the Rev. Kim Andrews officiating.
Inurnment will follow at Burrton Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Burrton Recreation or the Liberal BeeJays in care of Kaufman Funeral Home.