Robert Wayne Wilson, 78, of Palmyra, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra.

Robert Wayne Wilson, 78, of Palmyra, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Dewayne Larenson will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Robert was born Nov. 30, 1939, in East Prairie, to Woodrow and Virginia B. McMikle Wilson.

Survivors include three children, Tracy Morgan, Shawn Wilson and Shannon Wilson; one brother, Woodrow Dale Wilson of Mexico, Mo.; and one sister, Betty West of Palmyra.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Gaylene Weidmaier.

Professionally, Robert was a heavy equipment operator. He was a graduate from Palmyra High School, class of 1957. Robert loved junking, tinkering on things and working on a bulldozer. Robert also enjoyed walking, cracking walnuts and pecans and he loved drinking coffee while visiting with people at Hardee's in Palmyra.

Robert was a Christian by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Lawn Nursing Home.

A video tribute may be viewed and online condolences may be made at

www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com