September 25, 1932 ~ December 8, 2003
Born in: Muskegon, MI,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
ROBERT G. “BOB” WILSON Robert G. “Bob” Wilson, 71, of 224 Bent Creek Ranch Road, Asheville, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 8, 2003, in an Asheville hospital. Mr. Wilson was born in Muskegon, MI, and was a son of the late Ward and Margaret Burnette Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Martin and a brother Don Wilson. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was awarded the Korean Freedom Medal by Congressman Charles Taylor on November 15, 2003. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and was a member and greeter at Biltmore Baptist Church. He was a retired, self-employed building contractor. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Kemp Wilson; and a sister, Pat Shappee and a brother Dan Wilson, both of Muskegon, MI. In addition to his immediate family he is survived by several nieces and nephews and a number of dear friends including Brad and Bethany Morgan. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Ian Walker and the Rev. Bill Day officiating. Burial will be at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be James Green, David Green, Chris Kemp, Kevin Kemp, Randy Morgan and Conley West. His family will receive friends from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and request that memorials be made to the Biltmore Baptist Church Building Fund, 35 Clayton Road, Arden, NC 28704.