Obituaries detail

Bobby Joe “BJ” Wilson

Bobby Joe “BJ” Wilson, 85 of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away in peace March 8, 2023 at home. BJ was born in Arnette, Oklahoma in 1937, son of John D. Wilson and Eunice (Wells) Wilson. He graduated from high school in Reydon, Oklahoma and served in the United States Air Force. He married Cynthia J. (Lane) Wilson October 31, 1959.


BJ retired from TWA in 1999, then started at Cabela's in Kansas City, Kansas from 2002-2022.


Bob “BJ” was preceded in death by his parents, brother JD Wilson and his son Rodney Wilson. BJ is survived by his wife, Cynthia Wilson; his children Troy Wilson of Bonner Springs, Craig Wilson of Kansas City, Kansas and adoptive daughter Peggy Embry, eight grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. BJ was a great husband and father, amazing grandfather “Papa”.


BJ raised bird dogs and was an avid hunter. For 40+ years, BJ was a sober friend of Bill W. BJ lived his life in service of others, helping many towards and through a sober life. BJ had and gave the best hugs.


A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the F.O.P. Lodge, #4, located 7844 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas, 66109.

Additional Service:
Celebration of Life
F.O.P. Lodge, #4
7844 Leavenworth Rd.
Kansas City
Zip Code:
Date of Service:
Apr 02, 2023
Time of Service:
12:00 pm
Additional Information:
No Additional Information Added
Google Map:


Andrea Graber Mar 16, 2023

Grandfather ,Kansas City ,Kansas

I sure miss you papa. I sleep with grandma on the bad nights. She misses her best friend. Craig, Dad, myself and countless family and friends has helped our family beyond belief. Love to you all.

Maggie McFadden Mar 16, 2023

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Sincere Condolences . He will be missed. Such a great person. Instrumental in helping many in the recover community. Personally I will miss him .

Joel Wilson and family Mar 16, 2023

Nephew ,Goodwell ,Oklahoma

Our thoughts and prayers are with our family mourning the loss of a great man. He will definitely be missed.

Josh Little Mar 16, 2023

Friend ,Pleasant Hill ,Missouri

BJ was an outstanding Outfitter, a dear friend and a remarkable man. His presence at Cabela’s will forever be missed. He was truly one of a kind and I will always be grateful to have known him and to call him a friend. Josh Little General Manager Kansas City Cabela’s

Karin Quinn Mar 16, 2023

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

BJ was a good friend. When I went through Keystone Treatment Center 37 yrs ago BJ was the first AA person I met. He helped a lot of people. He will be greatly missed.

Krisi Lane Mar 16, 2023

Neice ,Granbury ,Texas

My kids remember Uncle Bob as they guy who always had a cinnamon candy in his shirt pocket for them. To all my family in Kansas City you are in my prayers. I wish I could make it back for the service but I just started a new job.

Linda Gouvion Mar 16, 2023

Coworker ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I will truly miss BJ. He is one of the greatest coworkers anyone could ask for. I loved all the advice he gave on any hunting question that anyone may have. He was truly a great person and knew how to make someone smile.

David Peyson Mar 17, 2023

work (warranty) ,Springfield ,Missouri

I did not know Bob, but when I saw this announcement, it reminded me of my Dad passing from this world into Heaven almost a year ago on 4/6/2023. They are both missed, but they have shed the bonds of this world and have entered into the Glory of the Heavenly Master. May the peace that passes all understanding be in the hearts of all who love Mr. Bob. We will meet again.

Veronica Short Mar 17, 2023

My deepest sympathies for the loss of such a wonderful person.

Victoria Wilson Mar 17, 2023

Great granddaughter ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Miss him dearly! I know he’s fishing and hunting in the afterlife having a grand time! He was a wonderful man!

Janice and Billie Mewbourne Mar 17, 2023

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

My husband was a dear friend and co-worker with Bob , Jim Mewbourne, we both had children , all boys. We enjoyed getting together as family , and the boys had fun together, we spent a lot of time going fishing and having . Picnic s etc. we will miss B J

Deena B Mar 17, 2023

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

My sincerest condolences to the family, BJ was always a huge role model in my recovery and will truly be missed. He was such a positive presence and his smile and hugs could make anyone’s day better. I will forever be grateful for him 🤍 My prayers are with you guys ❤️

Michelle Wooten Mar 19, 2023

Friend ,Spring ,Texas

My heart is broken. BJ was a wonderful friend who will live forever in my heart and in the hearts of my family. All of his family is in my heart and prayers.

john jennings Mar 19, 2023

co-worker TWA/friend ,olathe ,Kansas

to the Wilson family..worked with BJ at the TWA overhaul base..not a nicer man have i ever met...he was a friend to everyone,always smiling and laughing..he did great work with the IAM union...this is truly a large loss to the TWA in peace BJ!

Jim Sprang Mar 19, 2023

BJ was a great friend and a special person when it came to helping others. Rest In Peace my TWA brother.

Sue Cook Mar 19, 2023

Family Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

I will miss B.j dearly, To my dear friend Cynthia I love you and always have a hug to give. I will always have time for our phone calls and time spent with you. Love Sue

Shirley Goodwin(Thompson) Mar 20, 2023

Dear friend ,Cape Coral ,Florida

BJ & I have been Friends for almost 35 years thru our bond of recovery. We have always shared our love of the fellowship, and the bonds that are developed thru sharing this journey called sobriety—-that for us became a friendship that just continued to grow over time. When I lost my son to the disease… 7 years ago BJ began to text me EVERY DAY… and our friendship deepened. When I moved to Fl. we continued our daily communication. once in a while placing a phone call. Before I moved we would meet up at the BIG BISCUT every now & then & we always saw each other when I could get up there….He was ALWAYS there for me as he was for anyone who needed a friend I don’t think I have met a finer human being or a better friend….. I already miss our daily chats….Thank you BJ I love you for ALWAYS….. My thoughts & prayers are with you all …hoping to see you on the 3rd…. Shirley