May 1943 – Oct. 2018_x000D_
Retired Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Captain Robert Wilson passed away October 10th. He was the son of Preston and Lucinda Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers and one sister. Also preceding him in death was the love of his life, his wife Leona. They were one month shy of being married 50 years.
Robert was born in Bakersfield and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma shortly afterward. The family eventually moved back to Lost Hills, California and then to Modesto. He entered the military at 17 years old in 1960. He rose through the ranks as 503rd MP Battalion, 3rd Armored Battalion MP Germany 1962 – 65, and Tacoma, Washington 4th Infantry MP. He served in Vietnam from 1966-67. His last duty station was Travis Air Force Base security from 1967-68. After an honorable discharge, Robert began working for Stanislaus Sheriff’s Department, which he loved. He worked through multiple divisions there. His favorite was being on patrol. He was employed there from 1968 until 1996.
Robert loved fishing, camping and golf. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his daughters Kelly (Jerry) Monk and Shelly (Keith) Nelson and three grandchildren, Jordan, Justin and Madison.
A Celebration of Life will be held Oct. 21, 2018 at 11:00am at Allen Mortuary. Reception following at La Morenita Restaurant in Ceres, CA.
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Karen Monk-Fellows saysOctober 22, 2018 at 8:36 pm
Jordan, Kelly, Shelly,
You and the rest of the family have my deepest sympathies.
I was with you in spirit if not in person. I love you ❤️
Anna Wilson saysOctober 22, 2018 at 12:53 am
Dear Shelly and Kelly, I will miss your father’s phone call every Sunday. He called his brother, Les every week untiĺ Les passed away. Since then he called me each week to be sure I was ok. He was special, and will be greatly missed. May God give you peace.
Barbara Kilgore saysOctober 20, 2018 at 11:10 pm
Kelly and Shelly , so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man and now he will be with your mom again. You guys were so lucky to have such great and caring parents. Your mom was my best friend. And , Kelly, to you who moved home to take care of your dad, what a great testament it was for what you felt for him.Your husband must be special to accompany you. You both have my deepest sympathy .
Barbara Kilgore saysOctober 20, 2018 at 11:06 pm
Kelly and Shelly , so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man and now he will be with your mom again. You guys are so lucky to have such great and caring parents. Your mom was my best friend. And , Kelly, to you who moved home to take care of your dad, what a great testament it was for what you felt for your dad. Your husband must be special to accompany you. You both have my deepest sympathy .
Daniel Ivy saysOctober 20, 2018 at 10:57 pm
I am fortunate enough to know Kelly and to work with her. I can only say of her parents, who I only heard of from Kelly must’ve been very loving people. They raised one beautiful family.
Lisa Ramsey saysOctober 18, 2018 at 7:47 pm
Robert, Leona, Shelly and Kelly were like family to me growing up. They took me everywhere with them, family vacations, the sheriff’s camping trips just to name a few.You could feel the love when at their house.I can remember jogging down the road with them thinking,”This is supposed to be fun!!”lol He was such an amazing man. He will truly be missed. He and Leona can now celebrate their 50th together. Shelly and Kelly I am so sorry for your loss. You ladies are so blessed to have had such wonderful parents.