Bobby Everett Wilson, age 80, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was born on June 6, 1934 in Rockmart, GA, son of the late Thomas Elbert Wilson and Rushie Williams Wilson. He was a graduate of the Rockmart High School class of 1952 and attended West Georgia College. Bobby faithfully served Georgia Power Company for over 30 years in multiple capacities, joining the Company as a lineman’s helper and ultimately rising to an executive position in the Sourcing department. He later worked for Citizens & Southern Bank (later Bank of America) and retired in 1990. Bobby stayed active during retirement, serving as President of the Georgia Power Ambassadors North Metro chapter for many years. He was also very active in fundraising and volunteer work for many charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. Bobby was a member of Rockmart Lodge #97 for 60 years and attained the rank of Master Mason. He was a part-time Official in College Football and in the National Football League and for many years during his younger years. Bobby enjoyed traveling, sports and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Sampson Wilson; sons Steve Wilson of McDonough, GA; Michael Wilson of Atlanta, GA and Andy Wilson of Milton, GA; daughter Laura Wilson Mattox of Milton, GA; sister Betty Mathews of Stockbridge, GA; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 7 brothers: William Thomas Wilson, George Franklin Wilson, Lewis Elbert Wilson, Raymond McBryde (Mack) Wilson, Donald Richard Wilson, Charles Emory Wilson, and Carl Eugene Wilson; a sister, Sharon Faye Wilson; and a son, Malcolm Neal Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers are: Eric Wilson, Nick Wilson, Alex Wilson, Greg Wilson, Allen Wilson and David Wilson. The family will receive friends during visitation from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday August 28th at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy in Lawrenceville, GA. Funeral services will be held Friday August 29th at 11 AM at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy in Lawrenceville, GA with the Rev. Tony Hewatt officiating. A private burial has been planned. Flowers will be accepted at Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, or in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

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  1. I’m so very sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. I enjoyed the rare opportunities I had to be around him. My mother loved him and all the Wilson family.

  2. Bobby will be missed by all. He was very friendly. I didn’t know Bobby very well growing up as he was older and I was just a young girl cousin. We really connected a few years ago. I always enjoyed our time together. My heart goes out to you,his family. May your memories be a comfort to you.

  3. We will really miss Bobby. He was a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  5. Though we haven’t seen Bobby for some time, he was always in touch through his EMail. A long time friend, Bobby was quite an original and we were blessed to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we know, without a doubt, that his smiling face will be one of the first we see when Heavens’ gate opens to receive us.

  6. Bobby will simply be missed. That’s it. He had a radiance about him. People were attracted to him like moths to a light bulb. With Shirley as his partner, a legacy of life was created that I feel confident will be continued not only by the Wilson children but also by we that have known “Bobby Wilson”. May Our Lord keep his loving warm arms around you Shirley. RIP Bobby. Additional condolence from the American Heart Association in appreciation of the support from Bobby and Shirley over the years.

  7. You and Steve are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here if you need us, as you were when we dealt with our parents death.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a sweet man, I always enjoyed being around him! Your family are in my prayers!

  9. Bobby will be missed so much. lots of fun at the gym in the past. he was responsible for JUDY AND I GETTING . together. Lots of good memories. our prayers to the family.

  10. Bobby was a nice guy, always so friendly and happy . He will be missed by all who knew him. Shirley and family you are in our hearts and prayers.

  11. One of the best friends I’ve ever had. As we constantly agonized over the cause of facts… Or about everything under the sun…
    Shirley and family you have my sympathy and love…
    Being 91 years of age I may find it difficult to attend.
    Doc

  12. Shirley and family, we are so sorry to hear about Bobby’s passing. We enjoyed so much hearing from him all these years after he was our sponsor to the State Ambassadors. Such a help the years that I was president of our chapter. He will be missed. Love to you all.

  13. Shirley and Family, Bobby was my Classmate of 1952 at Rockmart. We parted ways upon graduation in June 1952 and reconnected about 7 years ago. He sent me emails of photos, Class of ’52 news and we would talk about our hip replacements etc., I have been in California since 1976. We were both born in 1934. To this day I treasure his warm friendship.
    May the Almighty God grant you peace. And may He comfort all of you during this difficult time of your great loss.
    I will miss him.

  14. Bobby was a true friend, always laughing and cutting up. He was there in the good times and in the not so good times. He always made time for family and friends. Just remember the good always out weigh the bad. Be there for each other as you travel this different road. Just remember God is always with you, and his Amazing Grace. May God Bless this Wilson family.
    My prayers and blessings are with you.
    Love ya,
    Kirt

  15. I met Bobby about five years ago, and we quickly became friends. He had a great spirit and great stories to share. He always lit up a room, and being around him lifted your spirit. Shirley and family are in my prayers. Bobby will truly be missed.

  16. Shirley, so sorry to hear of Bobby’s death. He was my good friend during my GA Power days as you were too.
    My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family.

    Kay

  17. Dear Shirley and family,

    You and Bobby, our wonderful neighbors in Wellington subdivision for many years, have given us precious memories. We had some great times together sharing in small group Bible studies of miracles the Lord had done for each of us! Thank you for what you and your family (especially Laura helping with our young son in those early years) and your friendship have meant to all of us.

    We will continue to pray for the Lord’s precious presence to grow stronger as the weeks go by, to sustain you and uphold you, and encourage you. (Isaiah 41:10)

    With much love and prayers,
    Treba & Richard

  18. Dear Shirley and family,

    You and Bobby, our wonderful neighbors in Wellington subdivision for many years, have given us precious memories we hold in our hearts. We had some great times together sharing in small group Bible studies of miracles the Lord had done for each of us!
    Thank you for what you and your family (especially Laura helping with our young son in those early years) and your friendship have meant to all of us.

    We will continue to pray for the Lord’s precious presence to grow stronger as the weeks go by, to sustain you, uphold you,
    and encourage you. (Isaiah 41:10)

    With much love & prayers,
    Treba & Richard Douglas

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