SIKESTON -- Bobby Joe Wilson, 70, died at 5:40 a.m. Nov. 7, 2007, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.
Born Dec. 27, 1936, in Lepanto, Ark., to the late Elmer Albert Lee and Elsie Ada Wilcoxson Wilson, he retired as a senior master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of service where he was a missile electronic maintenance supervisor. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Henry Meldrum Post of the American Legion.
On Jan. 13, 1958, at Morehouse, he married Patricia Katherine Smith who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Rick Wilson of Sikeston; one daughter, Janice Wilson of Bagota, Texas; two brothers, Charles Wilson of Morehouse and Larry Wilson of Sikeston; and two grandchildren, Shannon Davidson of Tustin Village, Calif., and Jeffrey Wilson of Rantoul, Ill.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Rayburn Wilson; and two sisters, Lawanda Keeling and Shirley Bierman.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. Full military honors will be provided by the Missouri Military Honors Program.
Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.