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Dr. Robert Wilson
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On October 31, 2017, Dr. Bob was called to his family reunion in heaven by his heavenly father. He was greeted by his mother, Katie V. Wilson; loving wife of 35 years, Maggie; two brothers, Howard and Frank; 2 grandchildren; 4 nieces; and many aunts and uncles. Dr. Bob was born and raised in Jackson, MS, where he spent two years in the Baptist orphanage. After high school, he attended USM in Hattiesburg on two partial scholarships, one for band and the other on the boxing team. He returned to Jackson, married his high school sweetheart, and started a family. He returned to school at Millsaps College until 1960 when entered dental school at UT in Memphis. He then went to New York City to continue his studies in Orthodontics. He returned to Jackson County Mississippi and started his practice. He practiced Orthodontics for thirty-five years before retiring. Of all of his achievements, he was most proud of his scholastic awards. He graduated “cum-laude” in college as Valedictorian of his dental school class. Other awards were the Dean’s award, the OKU award as the UT student of the year in 1964, and as the National Dental Student of the Year by the PSI Omega Society. He served on the Board of Trustees at UT for several years, and while there he founded and funded the Robert N. Wilson Perpetual Scholarship for financially struggling dental students. He often said, “Very few people can actually change a person’s life, attitude, and personality for life. Thankfully, orthodontics is one of these and I am proud to have done so or helped to do so for over 5,000 young men and women.”
He is survived by his two sons, Nick (Carol) Wilson, Jr. and Steve (Wendy) Wilson; along with numerous grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Moss Point, MS. The service will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m. at Crestlawn Cemetery in Ocean Springs, MS.
Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of the arrangements. You may view and sign the online register book for Dr. Wilson at www.heritagefuneralhome.us


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Visitation

Saturday

4

Nov

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63
Moss Point, MS 39562

Service

Saturday

4

Nov

11:30 AM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63
Moss Point, MS 39562

Cemetery Details

Location

Crestlawn Cemetery

Ocean Springs, MS
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564

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