Robert M. Wilson Jr.

Robert M. Wilson Jr., 76, of Walnut, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 10, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Robert Sr. and Juanita Vincent Wilson.

He married Joan Devine on Aug. 16, 1969, in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 2013.

He was a speech teacher and librarian at Walnut High School for 30 years and was also employed at Avanti Foods for several years. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and the Walnut Masonic Lodge No. 722 since 1965. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Survivors include two sisters, Sheila (Alan) Otten of Altenburg, Mo., and Lori (Dale) Foster of Anna; five nieces, Tina Otten, Paula Dorsey, Angie (Roger) Levan, Heather Wright and Kyli Foster; and three nephews, Casey (Beth) Otten, Chad (Tracy) Otten and Sean Foster.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and one brother.

A celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Walnut, with the Rev. Thomas Shaw officiating. Burial was in Walnut Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to St. John Catholic Church. Guests may also donate to their charity of choice.

Online condolences may be sent to Garland Funeral in Walnut was in charge of arrangements.

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