Robert "Bob" Eugene Wilson
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Robert "Bob" Eugene Wilson
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Community Greenwood Cemetery, 3150 Greenwood Road, Weatherford, TX 76088. Brother Ray Loftis will officiate. Pallbearers for World War II veteran SFC Robert Wilson are Bret Wilson, Darren Wilson, Kara Sosko, CJ Hazelhurst, Joey Hazelhurst and Sydney Payne. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N. Elm St., Weatherford, TX 76086.
Also known by many of his coon hunter and bird hunting friends as "Sarge," he was born May 3, 1926, in Boone County, Iowa. He left there at the age of 18 to join the United States Army and was sent to Germany in the infantry division. He returned and met the love of his life, Wanda Lee Russell, whom he married and had four children with. He was stationed in many different camps throughout his military career; then he was sent to Camp Wolters base, till it became Fort Wolters, where he retired in 1966. He started a new career still with the government, a new program named "Neighborhood Youth Program." The program transitioned into many new names ending with the Job Training Partnership Act. He retired in 1988 after helping thousands of kids learn to work in the working world and succeed. He then put all of his focus on the one thing he loved the most, gardening and giving to friends, neighbors, as he wanted everyone to enjoy the treasures he grew. His other time was spent fishing, hunting and just enjoying being with friends and family.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Betty Mae (Charles E.) Martin of Millsap; son, John Charles (Tonya "Toni") Wilson of Orange, Texas; grandchildren, Nora Renae Martin Hazelhurst of Millsap, Tammy Dawn Martin (Gene) Payne of Millsap, Bret Ryan Wilson of Aledo, Texas, Darren Dean (Barbara) Wilson of Missouri, and Kara Michelle Wilson (Simon Carr) Sosko of Elgin, Texas; great-grandchildren, Charles James "CJ" Hazelhurst of Weatherford, Robert Joseph "Joey" Hazelhurst of Millsap, Sydney Estell Payne of Millsap, Tyler Wilson Sosko and Jake Austin Sosko of Elgin, and Cameron Wilson and Harper Reese Wilson of Missouri; and great-great-grandson Robert Joseph "RJ" of Mineral Wells.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, John James and Clara Evelyn Morris Wilson; brothers, George Edward and Errol Arthur Wilson; sister, Bonnie Eilene Wilson Herrig; and daughters, Sandy Lea and Roberta Eilene Wilson.
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