Reverend Robert Harold Wilson


BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – The Rev. Robert Harold Wilson of Clarksburg, WV passed away on January 1, 2022 at the age of 91. He has resided with his beloved daughter, Melody and her husband Kirk for the past year. He was born December 30, 1930 to the late Cecil Lewis and Iris Kathleen Wilson of Kingwood, WV. He was predeceased by his wife Helen Edith Louise Wilson on February 26, 2019. They were married on May 2, 1952 in Oakland, Maryland. He is survived by three sons, Daniel K. Wilson of Clarksburg, Michael D. Wilson and his wife Terri of Bridgeport and C. Darwin Wilson and his wife Beverly of Raleigh, North Carolina; One daughter, Melody D. Cooper and her husband Kirk of Mount Clare; her former daughter-in-law Beverly Wilson of Clarksburg; nine grandchildren, Okey Wilson and his wife Hannah of Angier, NC, Nathan Wilson of Raleigh, NC, Pam McDonald and her husband Nick of Clarksburg, Addie Maxwell and her husband Maxwell of Fairmont, Crystal Pennypacker and her husband Shaun of Raleigh , NC, Rodney Cooper and his wife Brittney of Mount Clare, David Wilson and his wife Linda of Raleigh, NC, Shawn Cooper of Morgantown, Isaac Wilson of Raleigh, NC; and seven great-grandchildren, Victoria, Chloe, Dazie, Priya, Gracie, Nolan and Ellie. He is also survived by a brother, Jack R. Wilson and his wife Cora of Independence. He was predeceased by his younger brother Wayne D. Wilson. He graduated from Kingwood High School, then Fairmont State College with a bachelor’s degree in music education, and then received a master’s degree in music education from West Virginia University. Reverend Wilson served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954 as a corporal in Cherry Point, North Carolina. After being honorably discharged from the military, he became a traveling music teacher at many schools in Preston County. In 1960 he was called to ministry and completed his introductory ministry studies. He touched so many lives in his 57 years of service. He was an associate pastor at The United Methodist Church in Huntington, West Virginia. He then became senior pastor of the United Methodist Church in Peekskill, NY, where he also received a degree in Christian education from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, New Jersey. The other churches he led during his ministry were Lumberport United Methodist Church, Faith Fellowship, and New Covenant Church. He continued to serve the Abundant Life Church in Clarksburg for 32 years. He retired from the ministry on July 7, 2018. Reverend Wilson was also a member of the Harrison County Ministerial Association, Jesus Fest, and the Greater Clarksburg Evangelistic Association. He was a member of the board of directors of the United Hospital Center and for many years was a volunteer chaplain at the United Hospital Center and the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center. He served on the board of directors of Faith Christian Academy, an organization he founded, which is now known as Heritage Christian School, the Clarksburg Mission, and the local Christian broadcasting station, Channel 46. The Family Special thanks to the nurses and staff of Amedisys Hospice who took care of their father and grandfather with a special thank you to Stacey, who looked after him regularly. Family and friends can call Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort on Wednesday January 5, 2022 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm with Pastor Gregory “Rocky” Dodd, Pastor Chad Hutson and Pastor Bobby Nuzum. Interment will be in the Baptist cemetery on the seventh day. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Amedisys Hospice, 67 Casino Drive, Suite 102, Anmoore, WV 26323. Expressions of sympathy may be addressed to the family at A service from the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home

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