Robert C. Wilson, Jr.

June 20, 1925 - February 26, 2021

Robert C. Wilson, Jr.

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert C Wilson Jr, 95 of Beaumont, announce his passing on Friday, February 26, 2021 at his home. He was born on June 20, 1925 in Kirbyville, Texas. Robert was the oldest of seven children born to Robert and Zelma Wilson and grew up in Kirbyville, along with his brothers and sisters Doris, Vernon, Burnis, Don, Faye and Shirley. Later his family moved to Orange where he graduated from Orange High School and in September 1943, Robert was inducted into the US Navy and entered active military duty serving in World War II. He served our country as a Quartermaster aboard the USS Clamour, a mine sweeper in the South Pacific. He served 20 months overseas and was honorably discharged March 2, 1946. After discharge from the Navy, Robert returned home and met the love of his life, Joyce Morrell while working at the Fair Store. The couple married on September 14, 1947 and spent 70 years celebrating their union together. They began their family with the birth of their first son, Robert “Bo” and later Lauren then Carl.

Robert began a career in the insurance business and was involved with many civic organizations where he enjoyed serving and speaking. In 1969, Robert was drawn by his adventurous entrepreneurial spirit to open Gibson’s Discount Store and relocated his family to Wilmington, NC. Robert and Joyce spent 12 years in Wilmington where they raised their children and welcomed their first two grandchildren, Robbie and Mary Ashley. In 1981, Robert and Joyce returned to Beaumont where he was blessed in the following years with four more beautiful grandchildren, Lee, Hunter, Cole and Allie. He rejoined the insurance industry and enjoyed a successful career with Texas Farm Bureau, receiving multiple awards, accolades and travels with Joyce. He not only took pride in business but truly cherished the life long friends he made along the way. Robert enjoyed his free time gardening and spending time with his family at his farm in Kirbyville, which was his happy place.

Robert had a passion for people and never met a stranger. Our family was blessed to have had his unconditional love, priceless wisdom, and leadership in our lives. He touched us all with the most sincere heart felt encouragement and the biggest hugs. His passing is the end of an era and his legacy will live on in his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and that will impact generations to come.

Surviving Robert is his son, Robert “Bo” Wilson and his wife, Cathy; daughter, Lauren Wullenwaber and her husband, Jeff Oden; and son, Carl Wilson and his wife Shelly, all of Beaumont; brothers, Vernon and his wife Jo Ann of Kirbyville, and Don and his wife, Lynette, of Beaumont; sister, Shirley Mackenroth and her husband, Elvis, of DeSoto; grandchildren, Robert Wilson and his wife, Kelly; Mary Ashley Smith, Lee Wullenwaber and his wife, Misti; Hunter Wilson and his wife Natalie; Cole Wilson and his wife, Heather; and Allie Wilson; great-grandchildren, Carly Wilson, Cameron Wilson, Nicole Smith, Lane Wullenwaber, Tucker Wullenwaber, Piper Wullenwaber and Cross Wilson.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce Morrell Wilson; sisters, Doris Wilson and Faye Shaw; and brother, Burnis Wilson.

A celebration of Robert’s life will be held with a visitation from 5 pm until 8 pm, with a Rosary recited at 6 pm, on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. The funeral service will be at 11 am, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Beaumont.

Our family would like to thank the precious ladies that spent the last few weeks caring for Robert with all of the love and compassion he deserved. Margie Seals, Sharonelle Jones, Delores Dixon, Jean Shelby and Yvette Jones all have been such blessings to us and are a special part of our family.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
6:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
11:00 a.m.
Haven of Rest Cemetery - Beaumont
Hwy 90 West At Greenpond Road Beaumont Texas 77713

Comments (2)

  • Kim Mackenroth

    28 February 2021 at 17:25 | #

    I have so many fond memories of Uncle RC growing up! It was amazing to see his love for his family as we were welcomed at his home over the years for family reunions and crawfish boils.. Uncle, you will be missed by so many. Much love to the Wilson family.


  • Patsy Phillips

    28 February 2021 at 17:21 | #

    We love you and will so miss you. You and Aunt Joyce will forever be in our hearts.


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