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Bobby Wilson

February 21, 1937 September 2, 2018
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Obituary for Bobby Wilson

Bobby Wilson, age 81 of Williamsburg, Kentucky, the beloved husband of Justeen (Sharp) Wilson and father of Jackie (Wilson) Tavares departed this life on September 2, 2018 at his home following loving care by his family and Blue Grass Hospice Care.
He was born February 21, 1937 in Middlesboro, Ky to the late Raymond Wilson and Angeline (Collier) Wilson Strickland and was also preceded in death by his step-father Hershel Strickland and brothers Leroy, Billy and Ronny Wilson.
Survived by brothers Herbert and Eddy Wilson and half-brothers Tony and Jeffrey Wilson and sister, Jean (Wilson) Barr.
Bobby more than made up for a formal education by being self-taught in many life skills: mechanic, electrician, plumber, and carpenter; the proverbial Mr. Fix-It.
He was a United States Air Force veteran and co-owner of Justeen’s Restaurant. If you were lucky, you dined at Justeen’s on a Saturday where Bobby made the best fried chicken and gravy you ever tasted.
Bobby was a supporter of the Whitley County Historical and Genealogical Society and always made sure the workers at Old Fashioned Days had breakfast and peanut butter fudge to sell to raise funds for the Society. If you never had the pleasure of his peanut butter fudge, you surely missed out.
He loved gardening, bird watching, old cars, fishing, and floating the river. He was an avid reader and a fantastic storyteller.
“A man’s intelligence is measured not by formal education, but by his willingness and ability to learn.” Bobby Wilson.
Funeral service will be 10:00 am Thursday September 6, 2018 at Ellison Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in the Highland Park Cemetery Ellison Addition.
Visitation will be 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday September 5, 2018 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Blue Grass Hospice Care or Whitley County Historical and Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 536, Williamsburg, KY 40769.

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6:00 PM 9/5/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/5/2018 8:00:00 PM
Ellison Funeral Home

512 Main Street
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Ellison Funeral Home
512 Main Street Williamsburg 40769 KY
United States





10:00 AM 9/6/2018 10:00:00 AM
Ellison Funeral Home

512 Main Street
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Ellison Funeral Home
512 Main Street Williamsburg 40769 KY
United States

Cemetery Details


Highland Park Cemetery Ellison Addition Final Resting Place

100 Prindle Street
Williamsburg, Ky 40769

100 Prindle Street Williamsburg 40769 Ky
United States

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