Charles Roby Wilson, 80, of Smithville passed from this life on Monday, July 5, 2021, at his residence. He was born September 21, 1940 in Lauratown to Cecil “Toots” and Isma “Bobbie” Stewart Wilson. He married Carolyn “Sue” Simpson on September 28, 1961. Charles was the owner/operator of the Exxon in Smithville for many years, before operating the Exxon in Imboden later during his life. He also enjoyed being a cattle farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Imboden.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his siblings, Leroy, Amos “Bubby”, W.E. “Dub”, Anna Carol, and Ruth Lee.
He is survived by his wife, Sue, of 60 years of the home; son, Donnie Wilson (Stacey) of Strawberry; daughter, Cindy Dillport (Jimmy) of Cabot; sister, Fern Shelton (Robert) of Portia; grandchildren, James Dillport, Chloe Dillport, Matthew Wilson (Bethany), and Mitchell Wilson (Jami); great-grandchildren, Zoeyanna, Sylvia, Adalynn, Joseph, Clara, Charlie, Caitlyn, Amelia, and one soon-to-be great grandson, Timothy.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge from 1 until 2 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Steve Martin and Matthew Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Old Lebanon Cemetery in Lynn under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Matthew Wilson, Mitchell Wilson, James Dillport, Jimmy Dillport, Rob Shelton, and Robert Shelton.