From the Boston Globe/Legacy.com
WILSON, Robert Nelson Of Cambridge, Tues., Aug. 26.
Devoted husband of Jacqueline (Oxley) Wilson. Beloved father of Tanya Robin Wilson and Justin Oxley Wilson and his wife Ameika Lumley Wilson. Beloved brother of Gary Wilson, Leila Jones, Bertha Alexander, Debra Wilson, and the late Arthur Wilson. Beloved grandfather of Jayla, Chayse, Gavin Wilson and Jayden Lumley. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bob was a television photographer for WGBH and WCVB.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Wellesley METCO Program Scholarship at 50 Rice Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.
From Jim Boyd, via Olivia Tappan
My heart, thoughts and prayers are with Jackie Wilson and her family today.
We said good-bye yesterday to my long-time good friend Bob Wilson. Services were held at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge, MA followed by interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Bob Wilson was a news photographer at WGBH-TV and WCVB Channel 5 Boston, a US Army Vietnam War era veteran and an avid horseman. His casket was carried by an elegant horse carriage to the cemetery where he received a fitting military salute. It was a heart-warming sendoff for a truly deserving man.
Good-bye Bob Wilson and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the innumerable ways in which you enriched my life.