Allen "Bobby" Walter Wilson

December 29, 1932June 23, 2020

Allen “Bobby” Walter Wilson, 87, was born December 29, 1932, in Sullivan’s Island, SC and passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. He was the son of the late Sarah Sweat and Horace W. Wilson.

Allen is survived by his wife of 52 years, Helen W. Wilson of Lexington, SC; his two daughters, Marcia Wilson of Lexington, SC and Lana (Tom) Cronin of West Columbia, SC; one sister, Barbara Jean Grover of East Dublin, GA, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by four brothers, Horace, Eddie, Leonard, and William.

Allen graduated from Denmark High School in 1953, and then joined the U.S. Army. He served from 1953-1956 and, after being honorably discharged, attended Palmer Business College, graduating in 1958 with a degree in Accounting. Allen worked at Savannah River Site, retiring from the Accounting Department after 32 years.

While in Denmark, Allen was a member of Ghents Branch Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and treasurer. After moving to Lexington, he moved his letter to Laurel Baptist Church. Allen enjoyed spending time with his family, including his “grand-kitties”. He also loved watching westerns on the GRIT channel, going to the beach to watch the ocean waves, and helping pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

He will be greatly missed, but we know he is with our Lord Jesus Christ and we will see him again.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, with interment to follow at 12:00 p.m. at Ghents Branch Baptist Church cemetery in Denmark, SC.

Memorials can be made to the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry at Laurel Baptist Church, 2250 Pine St., West Columbia, SC 29170 or to the Cemetery Fund at Ghents Branch Baptist Church, 1974 Ghents Branch Rd., Denmark, SC 29042.


  • Laurel Baptist Church Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry
  • Ghents Branch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Burial ~ following service

    Friday, June 26, 2020


Allen "Bobby" Walter Wilson

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James Rabon

June 26, 2020


So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know it's tough and I'm sure the pain probably seems just too much to bear, however, you are a very strong person and there will be light at the end of the tunnel. Please hang in there and your mom will need you more than ever now. Prayers for you and the family. James Rabon