Cover photo for Robert Wilson's Obituary
Robert Wilson Profile Photo
1930 Robert 2020

Robert Wilson

July 27, 1930 — April 27, 2020

Robert E. "Bob" Wilson, 89, of Carmi passed away at 2:21p.m., Monday April 27, 2020 at Wabash Christian Village.  He was born in Norris City on July 27, 1930 the son of Raleigh Chester and Julia Fern (McMurty) Wilson. Bob married Rose Lee Carter on January 4, 1954. He started working  for the City of Carmi as a Street Sweeper and later became Assistant Manager of the Street Department. Bob enjoyed horseback riding for over 50 years. Some of his favorite places to ride were at Shawnee National Forest and various places in Tennessee and Missouri.

Bob is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rose Lee; daughter and son in law, Debbie and Tracy Haywood, of Carmi; granddaughter, Nicole Marie (Brad) Stroud, of Pittsburg, IL; a sister, Dana Leggett, of Carmi; two brothers, Wayne (Judy) Wilson, of Fairfield and Kenneth E. (Cindy) Wilson, of Enfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Darlene Given, Delores Williams and Aldena Peacock, a brother, William Wilson, his horse, Troubles and dog, Punky.

Due to the National COVID-19 crisis and mandate on gatherings, services for Robert E. "Bob" Wilson will be private with burial in West Union Cemetery in Carmi. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Bob's memory to Wabash Christian Village Ladies Auxiliary.  Please visit to sign the guest book, leave a condolence or pledge a donation. Cards and expressions of sympathy may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, 609 W. Main St., Carmi, IL 62821 who is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Wilson, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 47

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree