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Robert E Wilson

May 3, 1926 — August 20, 2016

Retired SFC Robert “Bob” Eugene Wilson passed away Saturday morning, August 20, 2016 in Weatherford, Texas, after a lengthy illness. Also known by many of his coon hunter and bird hunting friends as “Sarg”, he was born May 3rd, 1926 in Boone County, Iowa, where he left there at the age of 18 and joined 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, who he married and had four children with. He was stationed in many different camps throughout his military career; then he was sent to Camp Walters 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 Job Training Partnership Act, retiring 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 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.
Robert is survived by his Daughter Betty Mae (Charles E) Martin of Millsap, TX; Son John Charles (Tonya “Toni”) Wilson of Orange, TX; Grandchildren Nora Renae Martin Hazelhurst of Millsap, TX; Tammy Dawn Martin (Gene) Payne of Millsap, TX; Bret Ryan Wilson of Aledo, TX; Darren Dean (Barbara) Wilson of Missouri; Kara Michelle Wilson (Simon Carr) Sosko of Elgin, TX; Great-Grandchildren Charles James “CJ” Hazelhurst of Weatherford, TX; Robert Joseph “Joey” Hazelhurst of Millsap, TX; Sydney Estell Payne of Millsap, TX; Tyler Wilson Sosko and Jake Austin Sosko of Elgin, TX; Cameron Wilson and Harper Reese Wilson of MO; Great-Great-Grandson Robert Joseph “RJ” of Mineral Wells, TX.
Graveside Service 11:00am Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Community Greenwood Cemetery, 3150 Greenwood Rd, Weatherford, TX 76088. Brother Ray Loftis will officiate. Pallbearers for WWII Veteran SFC Robert Wilson are Bret Wilson, Darren Wilson, Kara Sosko, CJ Hazelhurst, Joey Hazelhurst and Sydney Payne. Visitation 6-8pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N Elm St, Weatherford, TX 76086.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

913 North Elm Street, Weatherford, TX 76086

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Greenwood Community Cemetery

, TX 76088

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