The City Park, named in his honor as the Wilson Neff Park, was celebrated by him. Wilson loved nature, and flowers were his hobby. All one had to do was glance at the City Park to see the results--here were hundreds of pots of blooming flowers and plants which he'd spent hours nurturing during the winter months in his make-do greenhouse above the City Hall…of which, for all to enjoy, he distributed throughout the park during the spring and summer months. Similarly, he cared for the Glenwood Cemetery, grooming it meticulously before each Memorial Day and throughout the year.
After his retirement from the city, Wilson continued to work in the park. He built a greenhouse at home where he spent many enjoyable hours. A woodworker, he constructed several projects for himself and city folks alike, as well as being the designer and instigator of many of the Christmas yard decorations seen throughout our city. Jeanette, after her retirement, was often by his side helping with the projects.
Parents to three children and grandparents to 13 grandchildren--Jeanette died on June 29, 1997… Wilson died April 10, 1999 …their work and memories remain in all corners of Glen Elder. They are both at rest in Glenwood Cemetery.