MORRIS – Robert E. Wing, Sr., 84, a truck driver and inductee into the Central New York Stock Car Hall of Fame, passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of his own home on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.
Robert was born on Feb. 4, 1934, in Oneonta, a son of the late Fayette and Olga (Johnson) Wing. Robert had a beautiful marriage with Joan Marie Luckhurst until her departure from this earth in 2006.
He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954, earning several medals.
Robert owned and operated several tractor trailers for over 20 years. He chose to come off the road to spend time with his family and worked at Agway for 20 years, then went on to drive truck for 20 more years with Webster Paving. He enjoyed working right up to 80 years old.
Robert had a love for speed. He built and raced stock cars for many years. He was inducted into the Central New York Stock Car Hall of Fame on Sept. 22, 2013. Amongst many other hobbies; he enjoyed socializing with his coffee buddies, dancing, and watching sports.
Robert is survived by four children from his first marriage Robert Wing, Jr., Christina (Roger) Robinson, Rhonda Wing, Wendy (Jim) McGowan. Later in his life Robert and Joan had one child, James (Shelby) Wing. He is also survived by two stepchildren, Cheryl Cotton and Edward Hoag; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as his companion Geraldine Moore.
In addition to his wife Joan, he was predeceased by his brothers Fayette and Donald Wing and his sister Iona Mallinson.
Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Johnston Funeral Home, 60 Broad Street, Morris. A funeral service will begin at the conclusion of the calling hours at the funeral home with Rev. Tim Miller officiating.
His burial in Hillington Cemetery with military honors will take place privately and at the convenience of his family.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the VFW in Oneonta or the American Legion in Morris. Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.johnstonfh.com
Funeral services have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.