Robert Lee Wilson


Robert (Bob) L. Wilson peacefully passed away on June 30, 2019 at his home in Branson, Missouri. Bob was born on February 10, 1930 in Altamont, Illinois, son of Andrew and Ruth Wilson. He graduated from Altamont High School in 1948 and entered the United States Air Force in January 1949. He married Helen Faye Davis of Effingham, Illinois on September 10, 1955. He served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force. While stationed at Scott AFB, Illinois, he attended Rankin Trade School and graduated with a 2 year degree in Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning. He served during the Korean Conflict, served in Turkey, three years on Okinawa, one year in Vietnam as well as numerous bases in the United States. Bob retired from the Air Force in 1971 as a Master Sergeant. He was employed for thirteen years as a civilian with the US Government as an Engineering Technician. He was a lifetime member of the Air Force Sergeant's Association, lifetime member of the VFW, DAV and has been a member of the Masonic Lodge, Effingham #149 for over 50 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Grandview, Missouri. Bob is the father of one daughter, Jane L. Boone, Branson, Missouri. Survivors include his wife, Helen, daughter, Jane (Dan) Boone, granddaughters Mallory (Byron) Richardson, Lindsay (Levi) Skinner and Lauren (Chandler) Lyon. His parents, four sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Bob enjoyed fishing and was an avid golfer for the last 30 years. He was the first to share many funny jokes and could deliver the punch lines with perfect timing! In their retirement, He and Helen wintered in Harlingen, Texas for 24 years. In August of 2016, they moved from their Raymore, Missouri home of 23 years to Branson, Missouri to be near their daughter and family.
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