Robert "Bob" Michael Wilson

10 juillet 194515 juillet 2021

Robert "Bob" Michael Wilson, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2021 after a brief illness. Born July 10, 1945, in Jacksonville, Florida, he and his family moved to Tampa in 1961 where his father was a partner in an automobile dealership. Bob was a graduate of H. B. Plant High School and Jacksonville University. After graduation from Jacksonville University, he worked for five years for the Chrysler Corporation. In 1975 he was offered an ownership position in the Massey Dodge dealership in Tampa that would later become Bob Wilson Dodge.

During his long career as a dealer, he served on the board of the Dodge brand’s national advertising association, as well as the board of the Florida Dodge Dealers Advertising Association (10 years as its President). Bob was generous in his support of the community, particularly Moffitt Cancer Center and his church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, where he was a member for 25 years, as well as countless individuals. He loved all sports, particularly golf, football and basketball, and was generous in his support of both the University of Florida (Lifetime Bull Gator) and the University of South Florida (Green Jacket). He was a member of Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club and a former member of University Club of Tampa.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Louise Bailey Wilson and James Robert Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia McCloskey Wilson, their daughter, Ansley Wilson Kriz, their granddaughters Alexandria Bailey Kriz and Addison Bailey Kriz, and their son, Robert Paul Wilson.

A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 906 S. Orleans Ave., Tampa, at 2:00 p.m. on July 23, 2021. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church. The family would like to thank Seasons Hospice at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their outstanding care.


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Robert "Bob" Michael Wilson


Clyde and Joy Hobby

20 juillet , 2021

There was no finer, kinder or generous man than Bob Wilson. Condolences to Pat and family. Thanks for being our friends all these years.

Mary Greacen

18 juillet , 2021

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Pat and your lovely family. Your husband was admired and respected for his honesty and professionalism throughout his career. We were blessed to have had him as part of our St. John’s family. Our hearts and prayers are with all the Wilson family.
Mary Denise and Charles Greacen

Barry Clark

17 juillet , 2021

Bob was a great asset as a factory guy and dealer.
He will be missed.

Billy Blount

17 juillet , 2021

The Wilson Family

So many memories of Bob from the early days at Bob Wilson Dodge . Truly a great man . So glad I had the privilege of knowing him . I will have Pat and the family in my thoughts

Ben Boggs

17 juillet , 2021

Bob had many friends. I am honored to have had his friendship for over fifty years. I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing and want to express our sorrow and prayers to the Wilson family. We had so many wonderful memories together back in Florida.

Rest In Peace old friend, you earned it
We will miss you!!

Moira Burke, MD

17 juillet , 2021

Dear Pat,
My heart aches for you. I enjoyed every visit with you and remember well your silver anniversary.
Moira Burke

Gary&Veronica Colligan

17 juillet , 2021

To the Wilson family so sad to here of Bobs passing so many memories our families had together at Bob Wilson Dodge our prayers are with you now and forever. Gary&Vera Colligan and family

JoAnne Boast

16 juillet , 2021

There are No Words that can really define what a Great Man Bob Wilson was!! To know him was to Love him. Bob will be Missed by All!! RIP Bob

Karen Chastain

16 juillet , 2021

Being friends with the Wilson’s has given so many memories of so many, so many great times. Bob did it up big with big generosity.
The summers in Highlands, dining at Paolettis where he kept his own wine closet and closing out the evenings at Scudders Auction House.
The Gator games—no matter where they were being played—Bob & Pat inviting me to countless. News Years Day at the Outback Bowl—not feeling real perky—but thats what you did! The golf tournaments as a guest of the VIP’s. I’m always telling friends about my life events with the Wilson’s. Such great stories. And Bob standing each Sunday in the back of St. John’s ushering during service. Always with a hug and that smile. Rest in peace dear friend in God’s loving embrace..