Long-time CAC Member Don Wilson Passes Away
The Cauliflower Alley Club is saddened to report that long-time club member Don Wilson passed away this week. Writer Dave Drason Burzynski shares his memories of Don Wilson today at SLAM! Wrestling. In the photo, Dave Burzynski, right, receives an award from Don Wilson.
Here is an excerpt of his touching article:
This may be the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write in all my years in the wrestling business. After a long cry and tons of reflection, I am sad to announce that my adopted dad, and a close friend to so many of us fans in the wrestling business, Don Wilson passed away this past Tuesday in Cliff, New Mexico.
Born August 25, 1935 in Washington State, at a young age he became a lifelong wrestling fan, Moving to St. Louis in the early 1960s, he continued following his passion by becoming a fixture at the matches held at the Kiel Auditorium. It was from there, his involvement in the sport he loved started taking on new meaning.
Having met and becoming close friends with wrestlers “Dandy” Jack Donovan and wife Verne Bottoms, Don and his wife Judy started the popular Donovan’s Fan Club in 1967. In this era, fan clubs were all the rage to promote your favorite star via bulletins, fan mail and correspondence with other like fans from around the world. Don was on Cloud 9 when he was offered the job as Fan Club columnist for Wrestling Revue magazine.
Read the rest of the article here.