It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Edward Wilson Sr. of Houston, Texas announce his passing on July 12, 2018 at the age of 79 years.
Robert was born on April 30, 1939 in Houston where he attended Jefferson Davis High School. He was involved in the ROTC and the Civil Air Patrol while in school and remained in the Civil Air Patrol for many years after school. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to Germany where he was stationed most of the time. When he came back home he went back to school at Lee College and went to in the field of Industrial Instrumentation. Robert worked most of his career as an I&E Engineer until he moved into sales. Robert loved to travel with his family either visiting old friends or seeing the national monuments or hunting or fishing. He loved to attend church and loved teaching Sunday school and telling the small children about his Great God.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Lucy Wilson, his brother Charles Wilson and both of his sisters Katherine Earl and Jeanette Bailey.
Robert is survived by his wife Shirley Ann Wilson of Houston Texas and his children Briant Wilson married to Sylvia Wilson of Lake Jackson, Robert Wilson Jr. of Richwood, Bettina Pettey married to Billy Pettey of Richwood and Lisa Notgrass of Lake Jackson.
He is also survived by twelve grandchildren: Calvin Robertson, Sandra Adams (married to Chance Adams), Cody Wilson, Roy McCullough (married to Courtney McCullough), Charlie Sturtz (married to Dave Sturtz), David Pettey, Robert Wilson III, Jessica Mutina (married to Justin Mutina), Savannah Notgrass, Bradley Wilson, Victoria Notgrass and Debra Wilson and eleven great-grandchildren: Kaci McCullough, Logan Adams, Gaige Adams, Roman Wilson, Hunter Pettey, Wade McCullough, Hayley Kibel, Jo McCullough, Holly Sturtz, Virginia Boykin and Arya Wilson and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Robert served his Lord and his country faithfully and will truly be missed by his family and friends as he was a great man.
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.