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Robert Anderson Wilson, 82, of Lynchburg, VA, died on January 25, 2021. The third of four sons of the late Moena Hand Wilson and Lowry Reed Wilson, he attended public schools in Lowell, NC, became an Eagle Scout, and grew up in the Presbyterian church. Summer visits with his family to Montreat Conference Center were formative. He earned degrees from Davidson College, Columbia Theological Seminary (M Div), and McCormick Theological Seminary (D Min).

During 39 years in the ministry, he was Associate Presbyter for Blue Ridge Presbytery and served churches in NC and VA: Westminster Presbyterian, Lynchburg, VA; Second Presbyterian, Salisbury, NC; Shiloh and Dixon Presbyterian, Grover, NC; Unity and Machpelah Presbyterian in Lincoln County, NC.

An active volunteer, he served terms as trustee at Davidson College and Westminster Canterbury, Lynchburg, and served on many synod and presbytery committees. He was a founding board member of the Free Clinic of Central VA, for many years a weekly volunteer at Lynchburg General’s Cardiac Rehab unit, a longtime board member of Lynchburg Literacy Council as well as Churches for Urban Ministry and its Timothy Club. He received a NCCJ humanitarian award in 2002 in recognition of these activities.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha Goodwin Wilson, and three children: Lynn Watkins (Gordon), Susan Schaumburg (Eric), and Andy Wilson (Michelle Day); four grandchildren: Kate Watkins, Sarah Watkins, Conrad Schaumburg, and Mattie Schaumburg; one brother, John Wilson (Anne), and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers and a sister-in-law: Parks Wilson and his wife Kitty, and Lowry Wilson, Jr.

The family will plan a memorial service for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Free Clinic of Central Virginia or a charity of your choice.

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Posted by:
Rev. Bill solomon

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February 4, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bob’s death. He was part that ole Montreat gang that played ball, tennis, hiked Lookout, camped on Greybeard, square danced and generally made nuisances of ourselves. He was a great friend, a fine churchman and a servant Christian. Go rest high on that mountain, son, your work on earth is done.

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Lewis H Averett

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February 2, 2021

I wish to offer my most sincere sympathy to Martha and the family. Bob's passing will be felt by many. Lewis

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Vicki Hogan

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February 1, 2021

So sorry to learn of Bob's passing. I have fond memories of him from Westminster. I missed him dearly when he retired. My thoughts are with the family.

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Vicki Hogan

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February 1, 2021

So sorry to learn of Bob's passing. I have fond memories of him from Westminster. I missed him dearly when he retired. My thoughts are with the family.

Posted by:
Gene Erb

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January 31, 2021

Bob was a good friend, it was a privilege to know him. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family. He will be deeply missed.

 

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