Berry Titan Specialties Endowed Scholarship

Jerry and Susie Wilson

Type: Endowed

Donor: Jerry and Susie Wilson

Established: 2014

Jerry and Susie Wilson created this scholarship in grateful memory of Bill Berry, and in recognition of his integrity, commitment to excellence, blend of talents, courage, optimism, leadership, and his deep faith in God. Bill Berry and Jerry Wilson were President and Executive Vice President respectively of Titan Specialties, Ltd., a manufacturer of oilfield perforating products, based in Pampa, Texas. Along with Clarence Marak, they were owners of the company until selling it in 2007. Bill was unquestionably the heart and soul of Titan and it was Jerry’s privilege to work alongside him, and be wind beneath his wings. Bill was the ultimate encourager. He understood well that people may not remember what you say, but they will remember how you made them feel.

Jerry and Susie Wilson are ardent supporters of local, national, and international ministries. While they are committed supporters of conservative causes such as life before and after birth, their over-arching passion is following Christ, helping grow God’s kingdom on earth, and serving the local church. Jerry C. Wilson is a native and long-time resident of Pampa, Texas. His career included public practice as a CPA, serving as CFO of a chain of discount centers, and founding a chain of retail stores, and Executive Vice President of Titan. Susie Wilson grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. Susie and Jerry met and married while students at Texas Tech University, where Jerry earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting, and Susie earned her Bachelor of Music degrees. In 2006, she earned a Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of North Texas.

The Wilsons raised their children in Pampa, Texas. While Jerry pursued entrepreneurial business ventures, Susie was a fulltime homemaker while also serving as pianist at First Baptist Church, maintaining a private voice studio, and performing as an area soloist. She became the assistant choir director at Pampa High School after the children were grown. She has sung with the Dallas Symphony Chorus since 2001, performing multiple times in Carnegie Hall with the DSC, and with famed conductor Robert Shaw. In 2014, the Wilsons celebrated 50 years of marriage. They are the parents of three adult children: Kim Stevens (B.S. Ed. ’93) and husband, Kenny, of Waco, Texas; Chris Wilson and wife, Erin, of Lubbock, Texas; and Greg Wilson and wife, Michele, Wake Forest, North Carolina; ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Now living in Dallas, Jerry and Susie love traveling domestically and internationally, and have seen much of the world together. They are involved in their churches in Dallas, Texas, and Scottsdale, Arizona, where they reside in the winter.