Rev. Robert “Bob” T. Wilson

January 25, 1936 ‒ April 25, 2016

Delaware, Ohio


Rev. Robert “Bob” T. Wilson, 80, of Delaware for the past three years, and formerly of Arizona and Pennsylvania,  passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

He was born on January 25, 1936 in Chester, PA, son of the late Wilmer George Wilson and Lena Charlotte (Lawrence) Wilson Harris.  After growing up in Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the National Guard of Pennsylvania and as a Reserve of the Army, in March of 1954, where he spent several months as a Radio Operator.  In October of 1954, he then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he spent the next eight years, and was honorably discharged in 1962. On November 21, 1970, he married Laura B. Chandler and they were together for over 45 years. He was a graduate of the West Virginia University.  He answered the calling and became a Methodist Minister, serving churches in West Virginia and Ohio, retiring in 1999.  While living in Mesa, AZ, he especially enjoyed volunteering as a chaplain.  In his spare time, he loved to play and manage Senior Softball, and had won back to back championship games.  He was also an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife, Laura B. Wilson, one son and his wife, Scott T. Wilson and Tiffani A. “Myers” Wilson of Delaware, one grandson, Joshua T. Wilson, one brother, Don Harris, two sisters, Flora Mae Parr and Gladys Miller.  He was preceded in death by his step father, John Harris.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., in the Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 West Lincoln Avenue, Delaware, with the Rev. Philip Wilden, pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Radnor Cemetery, Radnor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions if desired may be given in Rev. Bob Wilson’s memory, to Riverside Hospital,

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware is honored to be serving the family of this proud Veteran.

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  • I’ll miss you Mr. Wilson. Your a great guy and im very happy to have known you. Thanks for being so nice everytime ive talked to you.

    To Mrs. wilson and my little buddy Scott Im deeply sorry for your lose and will be here if you need anything.

  • Laura, you have our deepest sympathies. We have so many good memories of you and Bob during the time the both of you were at Mt. Cory United Methodist Church. It was a privilege to know him.

    Sue Haugh
    Melissa and Pat Bisson
    Erin and Andy Ebert and family
    Sarah Howell-Sparks and Mike Sparks and family

  • Oh Laura we are so very very sorry to hear about Bob. We did not realize he had cancer , How awful for you, hope he did not suffer too much. So glad you are with family and precious grandchild. It is hard to imagine, as Bill and I have been married 43 yrs, and I know I would be awful ! You have such great faith , and Bob is at peace with our Lord and praying for his beloved wife! Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself and let your grandchild bring you smiles. With our love and deepest sympathy……Helen and Bill Longnecker

  • SO sorry Laura. We so much wanted to visit again. I remember our last visit in AZ Bob was rather excited on the events leading up to the SuperBowl being held there. It was a fun visit.

  • Dear Laura,

    You, Bob, and I go back so many years at Linwood United Methodist
    Church and I remember our good times at MYF. I was so pleased when you asked me to be in your wedding and the many good times that we had when I visited you in West Virginia and then along came Scott.

    You have a lot of wonderful memories of the good times that you had with Bob and they will sustain you through the years ahead. You know that Bob is serving his Lord and he is looking down on you and your family,

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless You,
    Love and Prayers,

  • The Wilsons always treated me well when Scott was in Wellston and his father was reverend at Trinity United Methodist Church.

    Mr. Wilson was a good man who gave his life to God.

    Thoughts and prayers to the Wilson family, especially Scott. Hang in there man and just remember all the good times and the bond you had with him.

    Paul Boggs

  • Chaplain Joe Rainiero says;
    I first met Bob in 2003 at the banner baywood hospital as I was a candidate to become a volunteer chaplain. Bob was on the screening committee. He was very gracious unto me and shortly after we began to serve as volunteer chaplains for Banner together. In 2007 we were asked to go over to the new Banner Gateway Hospital . We began a new ministry there and with Bob,s help we trained over fifty volunteers for the program. Today M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has opened there also and Bob had a big hand in training Volunteer Chaplains to care for and minister to Cancer patients as they went threw treatment. Bob And Laura moved to Ohio three years ago but Bob stayed in touch with me always a help in the program that he helped me to put in place. Bob has been closer than a brother to me over the years. I love him dearly. We will serve again some day in glory. GOG BLESS Laura and the family, we love you. joe rainiero

  • I knew Bob when I was the Manager of Volunteer Seevices at Banner Baywood Medical Center. Bob was always especially kind to all our staff, and was such a comfort to our patients and guests. We were so blessed to have him as a volunteer Chaplain. God bless! Amy Sanders

  • Pastor Wilson was my small but lovely little town of Mt Cory pastor for a few years. He retired to Mesa AZ. Dad asked him to check up on Grandma Hoffmann while there which he did. A couple years after pastor Wilson moved to AZ, dad would call him again to preach at Grandma Hoffmann’s funeral. He did a great job but our appreciation for his devotion to service was truly shown to us on the day after dad passed in Mesa. My brother called pastor Wilson to tell him what had happened. Pastor Wilson dropped everything to come check on us and pray with our family! We will see again my friend say hi to grandma, dad, & mom!❤️

  • Laura,
    All of us at Campbell Tax are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful man and we have missed seeing you both the past few years. God bless your family.

    Ellen, Stefanie, John, Johnathan

  • Laura,
    We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s illness and passing. We enjoyed having you and Bob serve our church in Mt. Cory. You both were so sincere. We loved hearing the beautiful solos you often shared with us. We so enjoyed our visit with you both when we stopped to see you when we were in Arizona.

    Our whole church sends our love and prayers to you and Scott and his family.
    God be with you.

    Merlin and Shar Marshall
    Mt. Cory United Methodist Church

  • Rev. Bob and Laura are very fondly remembered by the folks at Mount Cory and Pleasant View Churches where he served in the mid-90’s. The prayers of both congregations are with Laura and the rest of the family as they celebrate him being called home.

    With fondest regards,

    Mount Cory and Pleasant View
    United Methodist Churches