Former Ohio Congressman Charlie Wilson passed away Sunday afternoon in a hospital in Florida after complications from a stroke he suffered in February. His family was at his side when he passed.
Wilson's family released the following statement:
"Throughout his extraordinary life, Congressman Wilson was motivated by a desire to serve his country and a passion for the causes most important to the constituents of Southeast and East Ohio. Congressman Wilson served with honor, dignity and an unwavering sense of civic responsibility to the families of our region. Charlie will be remembered for his boundless energy, his honest approach, and his dedication to improving the lives of our future generations. For 14 years Southeast and East Ohio had a champion serving as their voice in Columbus and Washington and our communities are better places for his service."
Funeral details are not yet available.
The family asks that contributions be made in memory of Charlie to the Congressman Charlie Wilson Leadership Program at Ohio University Eastern. Contributions can be sent to:
Congressman Charlie Wilson Leadership Program
c/o Ohio University Eastern
45425 National Road W.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950