Terrence Alcott Wilson, II
January 4, 1976 - April 21, 2012
Terrence Alcott Wilson, II was born on January 4, 1976 in Hillsboro, Oregon to John Wayne and Tamera Marie (Huff) Wilson. He was named after his paternal grandfather and known as "Teddy" by family and friends. He was the second son born to Tamera. Before his first birthday his parents divorced.
Teddy seemed to always be in a hurry. He was born 20 minutes before the doctor arrived. He was in a hurry to walk. Even though he had casts on both of his legs (due to a bone deformity) he learned to walk in those white, heavy, chalky casts. He loved and looked up to his older brother Adam, always wanting to be like him when he was young. So when Adam started school, Teddy couldn't wait to go too. He would get up with Adam and want to go so bad but he was too young. He was in a hurry to learn to ride a bicycle so he could jump a ramp. The day he learned to ride he built a ramp and went over it and the handle bars.
When his two younger brothers were born, Teddy became like a "parent" to them. As a result, they were all very close.
In 1982 the family moved to the "country," to Vernonia, Oregon.
In 1987 his mother met and later married Danny Somers and "life took a drastic turn, for the first time we had a structured household and a sense of stability. The next six years we, as a family, had our ups and downs, but overall these are the years I look back on fondly and at times even laugh quietly to myself at the fun we had."
In 1991 the family moved to Cave Junction and in '92 settled in Gold Beach.
He met Terra Neff in 1992. The two had their first child, a son, Joseph, in 1995. In July of 1996 they were married in Phoenix, Arizona. They had their second child, a girl, Tamera in 1997. Ted and Terra moved to Hermiston, Oregon and separated in 1999.
In 2006 Ted and his girlfriend had a child, a daughter, Cecilia. The couple broke up and went their separate ways.
Ted's life took a turn for the worse. But in recent years he was working hard to pull it together. He worked as a salvage welder in Eagle Point, Oregon until the death of the owner. In February of 2012 he moved in with his cousin Samantha Huff in Oregon City and was attending Clackamas Community College with the objective to become a lineman and return to Gold Beach.
On the evening of April 21, 2012, his plans came to an end. Ted unexpectedly passed away from an accidental drug overdose.
A life too short and lived too fast.
*quoted from Ted's own words.