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SCOBEY — After celebrating his 57th wedding anniversary with his loving wife, Carol, Bob Wilson left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 8. He undoubtedly heard the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Bob was born on Sept. 12, 1931, to Garfield and Levina Wilson on the family homestead. He spent his entire life on that farm, and with his faith and family, it defined his life. In 2009, he and his family were thrilled to celebrate 100 years on the homestead.

He attended Scobey School and graduated in 1951. He always was proud of his time as a Scobey Spartan football player and later, loved watching his grandsons play.

In 1957, he married Carol Hicks. She was the love of his life. To this family was born two sons, DuWayne (Carrie) and Roger (Terri). He is also survived by his brother Jim (Faye) of Mason City, Iowa; grandsons Tyrel (Melissa), Tell and Chance; and granddaughters Robyn and Carlee (Brady). His grandchildren were truly the apples of his eye.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held Friday, June 13, at 2 p.m. at the Scobey Assembly of God Church. A reception will follow the service at the Scobey Lutheran Education Building.

Bob was an active community member. He was a lifelong member of the Assembly of God Church, where he served in a leadership role from the mid ‘50s until January of this year when health issues forced him out. He was a driving force in the building of the new church building project. He was a member of the Daniels County Fair Association for over 40 years. While his boys were in 4-H, he was involved with the Daniels County 4-H Council. He served on the Scobey School Board. Bob was also a very active member of the Scobey/Plentywood Gideon Camp.

In 1982, Bob and Carol purchased what was then the Coast to Coast store in Scobey and owned it until 2010, when they sold it to DuWayne and Carrie.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the Gideons, the Montana 4-H Foundation or the Charity of your choice.

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