William Robert WilsonOctober 20, 1932 ~ June 1, 2017 (age 84)
William Robert Wilson, of Dover, DE, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Kent General Hospital. He was 84.
Bill was born, October 20, 1932 in Brooksville, Kentucky, to the late, Rufus & Bessie(Huddleston) Wilson. He received a bachelors degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Kentucky in 1954; and served proudly in the United States Air Force for 8 years.
Mr. Wilson then embarked on a career as a pilot for Pan American Airlines, flying for over 16 years, before retiring in 1982. After his retirement from the airline, he worked for several years for Colonial Investment Management Company, in Dover. Bill was also the owner of the Flagstone Restaurant on Loockerman St. in Dover in the late 1970’s thru the early 1980’s.
Bill was a committed Christian, and is a member of the New Harvest Baptist Church, and a former member of First Southern Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church, all in Dover.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Carol Wilson, who passed in 2009, and his grandson, Mitch Hill, Jr.
Bill is survived by five Children, Jilana Wilson, of Dover; Lisa Jump & husband, Harold, of Newtonsville, Ohio; Melanie Peterson & husband, Douglas, of Camden; Anne Kitchen, of Dover; and Dr. William R. Wilson, Jr & wife, Millie, of Cambridge, Ohio. 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will take place at 7:00 pm, Monday, June 5, 2017, in Pippin Funeral Home, Inc., 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, DE; where family and friends may view two hours before. Burial will take place privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Giddeons International, Central Delaware Camp, P.O. Box 622, Dover, DE 19903. Condolences may be sent via: www.pippinfuneralhome.com.
Giddeons International Central Delaware Camp
P O Box 622, Dover DE 19903