Robert Lee Wilson, Sr., husband of Barbara L. Wilson, departed this life on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at his home with family by his side, having attained the age of 88 years. Robert was born on November 10, 1932, in Culleoka, Tennessee, the son of the late Ellis Lee and Lillian Ritchey Wilson, was a graduate from Lafayette High School, a veteran of the United States Navy, having served four years as an airman, retired from Columbia Gas after thirty-eight years of service, and a member of Antioch Christian Church. He was a forty-year member of the American Legion, an Honorary Kentucky Colonel, volunteered many hours at the Habitat for Humanity, and an avid fisherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Walter Royal Wilson, Ernest L. Wilson, James W. Wilson, Barbara J. Hamilton, and Hilda Wilson.
Along with his wife Barbara, he is survived by their sons, Robert (Vonda) Wilson, Jr., Greg (Laura) Wilson, David (Taren) Robin, Michael (Beth) Robin; daughters, Carla Wilson, and Jayne Robin. Also surviving are grandchildren, Robert L. (Tiffany) Wilson, III, Zachary Wilson, Gavin Brown, Ben (Savannah Robin, Jerrad (Angie) Robin, Jake (Kaelin) Robin, Lily Wilson, Cassie (Roger) Sims, Ashley (Derik) Hudnall, Eleanor (Chris) Lairson; and thirteen great grandchildren.
The funeral service for Robert Lee Wilson, Sr. will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021, at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Sames, Rev. Bob Mallory, Rev Vicki Ray, and Dr. Henry Hanna, officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens with a military burial immediately following the service with his grandsons being casket bearers. Honorary bearers will be the granddaughters, as well as Wes Howard, and Clyde Parsons. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. until time for the service.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to Antioch Christian Church, 5362 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511.