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Robert William Wilson

October 8, 1958 January 18, 2019
Robert William Wilson
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Obituary for Robert William Wilson

On Friday, January 18, 2019 Robert “Bob” William Wilson unexpectedly took his final earthly breath. In that same moment, he breathed in heaven while regaining his ability to walk.

Bob was born on October 8, 1958 in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Robert T Wilson and Beverly Allen. For the past 22 years, his heart belonged to his longtime girlfriend, Sylvia Andrew. Bob’s most prized treasures were his three daughters, Kisha, Candice and Makaley. He began most mornings with a video call to his two grandbabies, Dax & Jolie.

He worked as a self employed contractor and brought to life many beautiful structures. In 2014, Bob survived an accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down. It was during the months and years after that the world got to witness just how strong of a person that Bob Wilson truly was. He was not a paraplegic. Bob was the proudest father, grandfather and outdoorsman that you would ever meet. A longtime resident of Parke County, most of his moments were spent outdoors enjoying the weather or chasing big mature whitetail bucks, turkeys and shed antlers, the wild things he passionately loved to pursue. Bob has been described by many as: “strong”, “hard working”, “hilarious” and “ a proud grandpa”. Every person that encountered Bob Wilson could describe him as a stubborn but honest man who fiercely loved his family. Whether it be his strong personality or sense of humor, his daughters will forever be proud to be born as a Wilson with their father’s name.

Bob Wilson accepted salvation alongside the guidance of two of his longtime friends, Tom James and Alan Paxton. Although he will be missed beyond words, his family has peace that they will one day see him again.

Bob is survived by his father Robert and stepmother Geraldine Wilson and his mother, Beverly Wilson; Brother, Shane Wilson; Daughters, Kisha (Chris) Deck, Candice (Scott) Thornburg and Makaley (Brian) Cegielski; Grandson, Dax Cegielski; Granddaughters, Samara & Jolie Thornburg; Longtime girlfriend, Sylvia Andrew. Services will be held at Gooch Funeral Home (112 W Howard St., Rockville, Indiana) on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Visitation will be from 12:00pm-2:00 pm with memorial service following immediately after. Graveside service will follow the funeral at Clinton Falls Cemetery (Greencastle, Indiana).

Friends may gather afterwards at the American Legion in Rockville to share memories and celebrate the life of Bob. In lieu of flowers & gifts, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory and honor within the envelopes provided at the funeral home. For those unable to attend, condolences and contributions may be offered to Candice Thornburg at 1946 Abbey Lane Danville, IN 46122.


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Visitation

Wednesday

23

Jan

12:00 PM 1/23/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/23/2019 2:00:00 PM
Gooch Funeral Home

112 W. Howard St
Rockville, IN 47872

Gooch Funeral Home
112 W. Howard St Rockville 47872 IN
United States

Service

Wednesday

23

Jan

2:00 PM 1/23/2019 2:00:00 PM
Gooch Funeral Home

112 W. Howard St
Rockville, IN 47872

Gooch Funeral Home
112 W. Howard St Rockville 47872 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Clinton Falls Cemetery Final Resting Place

Putnam County, IN

Putnam County IN
United States
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