Cover photo for Robert Wilson's Obituary
Robert Wilson Profile Photo
1953 Robert 2021

Robert Wilson

December 10, 1953 — January 12, 2021


Mr. Robert C. “Bob” Wilson of Harrogate, TN was called to be with God on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at the age of 67 as a result of Covid-19.  He was born on December 10, 1953, the son of the late Jack Morton Wilson and Ruth Mildred Skelton Wilson.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Middlesboro, KY and of Arthur United Methodist Church in Arthur, TN.

Bob was a graduate of Middlesboro High School Class of 1972 and he graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1976, where he earned a degree in accounting.  He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at UK.  He was the President of Kentucky Armature and Motor Works, Inc. until his retirement in 2019 and he was also an avid sports enthusiast and golfer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 34 years, Sherry San Francisco Wilson.

He is survived by the following members of his family:

Brother and best friend, James M. “Jim” Wilson of Harrogate, TN

Sister, Catherine J. “Cathy” Wilson of Middlesboro, KY

Son, Adam C. (Ashley) Wilson of Harrogate, TN

Granddaughters, Chealsea Grace Wilson of Harrogate, TN; Olivia San Marie Wilson of Middlesboro, KY; and Madison Mullins of Speedwell, TN

Grandsons, Kade Smith and Jake Smith, both of Harrogate, TN

Girlfriend, Janet Pheifer of Knoxville, TN

Other survivors Nancy Deacon Lawrence (Gary) of Gainsville, GA; Van Deacon (Béne) of Cleveland, TN; J.W. Wilson (Ledley) of Georgetown, KY; Arthur (Sherry) Wilson; Emily Wilson Miller (Mike); Lynn Miller McCortney (Joe) of Louisville, KY; Brenda Shelton Pierce (Jim); Phyllis Shelton Ioos (Richard); all of Louisville, KY

Mother and Father-in-Law, Alice and Jack Francisco

Sisters-in-law, Carla Francisco Hatmaker (Mickey) of Middlesboro, KY; and Christy Francisco Robbins (Travis) of Steinwenden, Germany

And a host of other relatives and friends

The family extends a special thanks to all of the doctors and nursing staff at the Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital in Middlesboro, KY and for the many prayers prayed on behalf of the Wilson family and especially for Bob.

Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life, Friendship and Love for Robert C. “Bob” Wilson will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested all memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Middlesboro, KY.

All COVID-19 mandates will be observed including masks and social distancing.

The family asks that in honor of Robert C. “Bob” Wilson, that you please continue to wear your masks.

Online condolences and guestbook are available at

All arrangements are under the direction of the Cawood Funeral Home, Middlesboro, KY

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Wilson, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 36

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree