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Robert, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and DJ, Sun City, Arizona, died on July 15, 2022 in Surprise, Arizona at the age of 88.
Robert was born on January 28, 1934 in New Westminster, BC Canada to Frank and Mary Jenkins Wilson. He attended Como Lake High School and graduated from Summit Pacific Bible School, Abbotford, BC, Canada. After college, he was involved in Christian youth work in BC and during his lifetime worked as a dock worker, logger, trainman and train conductor for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (presently called BCRR); service representative for a hotel in Seattle; manager of BDalton book store; service representative for Mercedes Benz; and dee jay. He migrated to the United State in 1964.
When moving to Arizona in 2001, he, along with his wife, Phyllis, and two other California dee jays who had relocated here, organized the Arizona America Disk Jockey Association in which he was treasurer for 10 plus years. In 2016, Mobile Beat Magazine declared him the World’s Oldest Working Disc Jockey. He was also featured in the local magazine, Sun Life. Robert loved his music and shared that love with everyone he met. Robert was also an avid reader and loved his Western books (and movies).
Robert was a member of the Lakeview United Methodist Church, the Peoria Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Regional Chamber, Surprise and was active in many charitable groups which included the Valley View Food Bank; Wounded Warriors; Human Services Professionals; Sun City Recreation Center and numerous other organizations including several churches in the Sun City area.
At age 26, Robert accepted the Lord and was a faithful Christian, giving much of his time providing joy to people. He was always very supportive of the less fortunate and always willing to help when needed.
On February 1, 2001 he married Phyllis Wilson of Sun City in Poway, California. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, children, Dale (Sharon) Wilson of Ellensburg, Washington; Joanna Wilson, Mount Vernon, Washington; step children: Lori Weaver, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Mark Duncan, Colorado Springs, Colorado; David (Tracy) Duncan, South Jordan, Utah; sister, Marilyn (Gary) Combres of Penticton, BC; eight grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. His younger brother, Ronald Wilson, preceded him in death.
Please contact Lakeview United Methodist Church 623-974-5821 regarding service time and date. Condolences may be shared at www.menkefuneralhome.com