Charlie Wilson's death is a great loss to the people of Ohio and especially to those of us who knew him well. He was always in good spirits and happy to see his many friends from Southeastern and Eastern Ohio. I worked on Charlie's campaigns for almost 20 years, and he always considered the working people of Ohio his No. 1 priority.
As a retired teacher, I knew him as a very strong supporter of education at the state and national levels. Charlie was a wonderful friend to all of us.
Fort Collins, Colo.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Judy Wray is a former resident of Marietta.