OBITUARY

Robert Samuel Wilson

September 28, 1930April 11, 2013
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Robert S Wilson 82, of Largo Florida passed away peacefully at home on April 11, 2013. He is the sixth of nine children of the late Albert and Mildred Wilson. He is predeceased by his wife Nancy Siggens Wilson. A graduate of Largo High School and the University of Miami with a B.A. degree in music. He retired from the Pasco County School System in 2002. There he taught music as the band director at Gulf High School and Gulf Middle School. Prior to teaching he traveled the world and the country, first as a musician in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1952, then as a member of numerous Big Bands in the 1950's. Returning to Florida he met and married the late Nancy Siggens in 1964. After earning his teaching certificate, he spent years as the Band Director at Gulf High School and Middle School from 1965 to 1992. In retirement he was active in the Largo Historical Society, Anona United Methodist Church, and as a 60 year Master Mason at Star Lodge 78 F&AM. He is survived by a son Clay Wilson (Christine), sisters; Marilyn, Peg, Julie, and Emily, and grandchildren Katelyn and Caroline and close friend Dottie. A Memorial Service is planned for Thursday April 18th at 6:30 pm at Anona United Methodist Church in Largo. During the service Star Lodge 78 F&AM will provide a service and the US Navy will perform military honors. Friends will be received from 6 pm until service time and after the service for a fellowship gathering at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel in Largo.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Gathering of Friends Thursday, April 18, 2013
REMEMBERING

Robert Samuel Wilson

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April 19, 2013

What a Beautiful Service we had last night. Everybody did such a great job.
I was proud of my Mason Brothers. Bob was friends to all these Brothers. Jack did a great job. Bob's son and nephew did a good job as well as the Navy. Music was good. George Feaster was the man behind the scenes. He really looked after Family, Brothers, and Friends.
Capt.Jack Berthy

Amy Dencker

April 18, 2013

I was in Mr. Wilson's class at Gulf Jr. High during 7th and 8th grades (81-83). He was a very patient teacher when it came to a new music student, and I remember his classes fondly. It was from this experience, that I learned how to read and play the clarinet. Thank You Mr. Wilson for giving the give of music to all. You will be missed very much.

Jean Fuller Stevens

April 18, 2013

Uncle Bob, we will all miss you. You shared your love of music with all of us and encouraged those of us, such as myself, who did not inherit the Wilson musical talent. I know you are no longer in pain and will be making beautiful music in heaven.

Linda Peevey (Townsend)

April 17, 2013

One of my favorite teachers at GHS. I took chorus in 1969 and he was the director. One of the kindest, most soft spoken men I have ever known, although he could be tough when the occasion arose. You will be greatly missed. I will see you once more in glory land.

Lloyd Hughes

April 17, 2013

From the days at LHS in the late 40s until the last performance that Bob played with my orchestra I will never forget his contribution to music and musicians. I have many recordings of our performances together which I will cherish. He was without a doubt the finest Bass player that I ever had the pleasure of working with. A real gentleman and a friend. We will miss you but God is getting one of the best for his celestial orchestra.

Tracie Stephenson

April 17, 2013

Who are the buccaneers? we are the buccaneers. buccaneers, buccaneers, fight,fight,fight! My condolences to the family.

Faith Kircher Greising

April 17, 2013

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Wilson was awesome and I had such a great time in band with him from 1971-74. He made me feel very welcome when I moved to NPR and joined the Buccaneer band. I have tons of wonderful memories of him. Bless him for putting up with Jay Seletos and me in the flute section! I'm still a music lover and that's been passed on to my children as well. To this day when I go to football games I remember all the cheering he let us lead for the teams. He was a saint and my heart goes out to his family. He will be missed by many. Peace and love, Faith Greising (Kircher) GHS '74

Wesley Moyer

April 17, 2013

Wesley Moyer

April 17, 2013

Wesley Moyer

April 17, 2013