Here is my friends obituary that I posted about on Monday. I guess he became very depressed and OD'd on drugs and killed himself. It was very hard to hear that since I looked up to him so much as a fighter and weight lifter. He was so strong and so happy, it's hard to believe he could ever get down so much. He will be greatly missed.
Richard D. Wilson Jr.
LAS VEGAS, NEV. â€” Richard Dean Wilsor Jr., 26, of Las Vegas, formerly of Coldwater, died on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006.
He was born on Oct. 5, 1979 in Coldwater, to Richard and Debra (Salyer) Wilson.
He graduated from Quincy High School's class of 1998 and attended Boston University on a wrestling scholarship.
He was an avid wrestler and became a top high school and collegiate wrestler, capturing many titles and honors. As a high school wrestler, Richard was the state champion in 1998 and set national records in his career. He was a professional mixed martial arts fighter and enjoyed weightlifting and jiu-jitsu.
Richard is survived by his parents: Deb and Garlin Landsale, of Bronson, and Richard and Marianna Wilson, of Coldwater; maternal grandmother Mildred June Salyer, also of Bronson; paternal grandmother, Mary Lyon, of Coldwater; his fiance, Nicole Tappenden, also of Las Vegas; two step-brothers, James Lansdale, of Branson, Mo., and Cameron Kosmerick, also of Coldwater; two step-sisters, Rebecca Lansdale, of Cadillac, and Nakayla Kosmerick, of Coldwater; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins, along with many special friends and loved ones.
His maternal grandfather, George Salyer, of Bronson, his paternal grandfather, Roy Lyon, of Coldwater, and one cousin, Steven Salyer, of Bronson, preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Quincy High School wrestling program.
According to his wishes, cremation will take place. A celebration of his life commemorative will be announced at a later date.