Robert Estle Wilson, age 89, of Ewing, Virginia, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Lee Health and Rehab in Pennington Gap, Virginia. He was a lifelong resident of Lee County, Virginia. He was born January 21, 1928, to the late Dewey and Lucille Miller Wilson. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Gladys Sutton Wilson, sister Winifred Shackleford, and brother Lee Arthur Wilson. He was a deacon and song leader at Elydale Primitive Baptist Church.
He retired from Grabeel’s Supermarket after 28 years. He was a charter member of Thomas Walker Rescue Squad and a member of Thomas Walker Rescue Squad Auxiliary. After retiring, he took up the hobby of basket making and chair bottoming, gathering his own materials from the woods. Farming was his love and it stayed with him until the end.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda Kaye Quillen and special friend Walter Howard, Donna Faye (Carl) Capps, and one brother J.D. (Joyce) Wilson of Ewing, VA. Granddaughters Melissa (Stacy) Hensley, Rebecca (Michael) Roe of Ewing, VA., and Alicia (Brian) Flatt of Knoxville, TN. Grandsons Jesse (Nicole) Capps, Jamie (Sabrina) Capps of Middlesboro, KY. Great-Grandchildren Kayla Hensley Garland, Logan Reed Hensley, Timothy Noah Long, Hannah Camille Long, Clayton Roe, Ameilia Ellison, Cora Capps, and Sophie Grace Capps. Great-great Grandchildren Kaydence, Kaitlyn, and Legend Garland, Zach, Eiralyn, and Tristan Flatt, and Layla Roe. Along with special nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and the staff at Lee Health and Rehab who gave him loving care.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel, Middlesboro, with Elder Eugene Wilder, Elder Ricky Dorton, and Rev. Millard Danny Robbins presiding.
Interment will follow in the Elydale Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Ewing, Va.
Pallbearers will be Stacy Hensley, Michael Roe, Brian Flatt, Jesse Capps, Logan Hensley, and Noah Long.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Green Hills Funeral Home.
Green Hills Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is entrusted with all arrangements. www.greenhillsfuneralhome.com/