Rev. Robert “Bob” T. Wilson
January 25, 1936 ‒ April 25, 2016
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, https://www.ohiohealth.com/foundation-riverside/
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware is honored to be serving the family of this proud Veteran.
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