Robert “Bo” Wilson

April 10, 1949 - February 20, 2022

Robert “Bo” Vick Wilson, Sr. of Beaumont, Texas, gained his wings on Sunday, February 20, 2022, while visiting his beloved son, Robert Wilson Jr. and family in Stockbridge, Georgia.

Bo was born in Beaumont, Texas, on April 10, 1949, to Robert C. Wilson Jr. & Joyce Morrell. He attended Assumption Catholic School & Angel Noll School for the Deaf after losing his hearing at a very young age. In 1969, he relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina, with his mother & father & worked in the photography department at the family business, Gibson’s Dicount Store. It was there that he met the love of his life, Catherine Wildey Fancher. Bo & Cathy were married in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1971. Cathy brought with her, a daughter, Tonya Wildey who made the family of 3 complete until 1974 when they were blessed with their only son, Robert V. Wilson, Jr. Bo later moved back to Beaumont, where he sold insurance for an independent agent and then moved on to work at Western of Texas Flange & Forge with his mother, Joyce & brother, Carl. He enjoyed fishing, watching the Cowboys with his friends at the Elks Lodge #311 & spending time with his family. Recently in 2017, he had courageously fought & recovered from laryngeal cancer. Since that time, Cathy & he were able to start traveling frequently to spend time with his adored son, daughter in law and grandchildren in Georgia. It is actually there with them, where he felt happiness and peace and gained his wings.

Robert “Bo” Wilson, Sr. is survived by his son, Robert (Kelly) V. Wilson Jr.; life partner, Catherine Wilson; step-daughter, Tonya (Brant) Pridgen; sister, Lauren (Jeff Oden) Wullenwaber; brother, Carl (Shelly) Wilson; grandchildren, Christian Berry, Carly & Cameron Wilson, Matthew & Sarah Pridgen; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Christian Jr. & Josiah Berry; nieces, Ashley Wullenwaber Smith & Allie Wilson; nephews, Lee Wullenwaber, Cole & Hunter Wilson; and best friend, Darald Legendre.

Bo is predeceased in death by his parents, Joyce “Mimi” Morrell & Robert C. Wilson, Jr.

A gathering of Mr. Wilson’s family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m., at Haven of Rest Cemetery, 13851 US-90, Beaumont.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • March 2, 2022
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Graveside Service

Haven of Rest Cemetery
  • 13851, U.S. 90, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • March 2, 2022
  • 1:30 pm

Comments (5)

    Brendon "Coony" Legendre says:

    Very sorry to hear of Bo’s passing. He was a good man & will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Mike Rougeau says:

    RIP bro God bless and Godspeed.May God bless
    your family during their sorrow and grief.

    Nola Gaus says:

    Cathy I’m so sorry to hear about Bo earning his wings, he will be missed!! I enjoyed picking on him and seeing that big smile. Please know Henry and I are praying for you and all of the family.

    Stephanie Legendre says:

    So sorry for y’all’s loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to each of you. I know y’all and my daddy will miss him terribly.

    Johnny Bryan says:

    We’re so sorry for your loss.

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