SSG (Ret) Roosevelt L. Wilson, US Army, 87, of Carlisle,
passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg. He was born on Nov. 10,
1928 in Kenbridge, VA and was a son of the late Henry P. and Daisy M. (Ingram) Wilson.
Roosevelt was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War and retired from the US Army in 1967 as Staff Sergeant.
He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and earned numerous awards for his more than 20 years of military service.
After his military retirement, Roosevelt became a police officer with the Borough of Carlisle and retired again with
25 years of service and with the rank of Sergeant. He also worked for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s
Department for 10 years. He attended church services at the Carlisle Barracks Post Chapel.
Roosevelt was a member of the Carlisle Lions Club and Haines-Stackfield American Legion Post, Carlisle.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Evelyn L. (Edmonds) Wilson, two sons; James (wife,Yanna) Wilson and
Roger Wilson, both of Carlisle, six grandchildren; Devon (husband, Carlos) Torres, Cortney (husband, David) Woolslayer, James
R. (wife, Amanda) Wilson, Patrick A. Wilson, Jamel Wilson and Dewayne Bailey, four great-grandchildren; Truman, Jason, Margaux
and London. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law; Martha (husband, Larry) Thomas and Mattie (husband,
Robert) Etheredge and many nieces and nephews, including Timothy Scott of Carlisle. Roosevelt was predeceased
by one son, Michael Anthony Wilson, who died July 25, 2014 and six brothers and three sisters.
A viewing will begin at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the Ewing
Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St, Carlisle, with Rev. Daniel B. Keys officiating. Burial with military
honors by Cumberland Valley Honor Guard will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Memorial
gifts in Roosevelt’s name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
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Please accept my condolence and sympathy to the family of SSG (Ret) Roosevelt Wilson. He contributed immensely
to Carlisle and a thank your for his service for our town and country.
One of the finest men I ever knew.
To Mrs Wilson and family. Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss.
I have lost a very good friend. He will be missed.
Jacob H. Baker Jr. Ret Sgt. CPD
What a truly great man. May you gather strength for the days to come from the many who are holding
you in their hearts.
Joni Kahley Neidigh
of the St. Matthew's Baptist Church, in Kenbridge, Va. Wish to express our love, compassion and Christian concern to
the Wilson family. May God continue to shower your family with love and peace. If we can be of any service to you, do not
hesitate to call upon us.
The St. Matthew's Baptist Church Family
Rev. Kevin A. Robinson, Pastor
H. Newbill, Church Clerk
Such a great man and will
be missed by all who knew him. My husband Jeff worked with him while on Carlisle Police Dept. We had just gotten to talk
to Doc a couple of weeks ago when we saw him on post. I am glad we got to talk to him for a little while. Deepest sympathy
and prayers sent to the family.
deepest sympathy to all family and friends.
Rick & Stephanie Stackfield
Sympathy to the family. Officer Wilson was a great person and policeman. We had some great discussions
when I was a teenager.
Tina Porto Chubb
to the Wilson Family. Doc will be missed by many that thought the world of him. He was a Great man and always had a beautiful
smile. Prayers for comfort in the loss of your loved one.
Naomi & Steve Krom
Evelyn, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I've always loved both of you dearly and wish I had stopped
by my last visit to Carlisle. I pray God will hold you in his arms during this sad time.
Retta (Joanne) Williams
SYMPATHY TO THE WILSON FAMILY AS I WORKED WITH HIM ON CARLISLE PD, AS A METER MAID, AND MY HUSBAND AS DRIVER AT CUMBERLAND
FIRE COMPANY COMPANY 40 ,..HE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN AND WILL BE GREATFULLY MISSED.....MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
AND RICHARD SHUGHART
It was both my husband's pleasure
to deal with MR. WILSON ON THE BALLFIELD WITH HE AND HIS SONS AND MY PLEASURE AND HELPFULNESS ON THE AMBULANCE AND HE ON
CARLISLE POLICE DEPT.. WHAT A WONDERFUL MAN. MAY GOD BLESS THE WHOLE FAMILY.....
Mrs. Richard Shank Sr.
I am proud to have served with Doc in the CPD, a truly great gentleman.
So sorry to read of your loss. I met Officer Wilson in
the late 70's when I worked in the Borough Office. What a fine man who was respected by all. Your family was truly blessed
to have him.
R.I.P , In the few
times we have met, it was a pleasure knowing you an your awesome family, James and Yanna and their children. Sir Wilson you
deserve the highest honors. You will b missed by many. GOD BLESS, SANDY THOMPSON (Furman)& Keith Thompson
(who knew you from service garage on ARMY WAR COLLEGE, He bought a red Acura Integra from you years ago. To the family our
He will b in our hearts.
SANDY & Keith Thompson
Truly a good friend. I've known Doc ever since I retired from the US Army and worked
for Sprint Security. I will miss him, he was a great one.
hearts and prayers are with the family
Earl & Patricia Wright
I was a young teenager, but still remember him very well. I honestly feel he was the reason I learned to
respect the Police Officers. Prayers and concerns for his family, you can be proud of a great man.
May God bless and help you thru your loss. He will be sadly
Bill and Mary Nickey
So sorry for your loss. He was a very special man. God Bless you Evelyn and your family.
Evelyn, my dear best friend words can't
express my sincere sympathy to you, and the family on the lost of your dear husband Roosevelt. I am unable to be there,
but rest assure that my prayers are with you during this time. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
SSG (Ret) Roosevelt Wilsom
couple! Evelyn I will miss talking to Roosevelt when I could call to talk to you from New Jersey. Just remember I am here
for you. Accept this condolence and prayer from your friends , and home girls.
Sarah & Bea
To the Wilson Family, my heart truly goes out to you. I so remember Stanwyx
days, we were just like family along with Mannings, Freemans, Onsteads and Bennetts. Prayers to you all for comfort and
strength during this time of sorrow. May Mr. Wilson rest in heaven with my dad, Connie and Mr. Manning. Family Be Blessed.
Roxanne Ward Graves
Evelyn, my prayer for you,
and the family today is that God will undergird you with his love, power and strength. JUST REMEMBER THOSE WONDERFUL 61 YEARS,
YOU AND ROOSEVELT SPENT TOGETHER. He is gone but not forgotten. LOVE & Prayers. Your friend Sarah, Orange, New Jersey
Dr. Sarah Harper-Brown
Doc was without a doubt
one of the finest gentlemen that I have ever met. We learned after returning home from Viet Nam that we had been on the same
airstrip at An Khe at the same time. Also many great memories of years past. I feel I am so fortunate to have met and known
Mrs. Wilson and James Wilson
and Family. Please accept my heart felt condolences on the loss of your husband and Jim's father. I had the privilege
of working with Jim while I was stationed at the Carlisle Barracks in the early 90's. You and your family are in my
thoughts and prayers.
Ret. Cpl. Jim Olczak P.S.P
I was so sorry to hear of Roosevelt's passing. He was such a wonderful person. I got to know him
when I was young growing up on South St. I remember several officers back then but Roosevelt always was so friendly and
personable. Even after growing up and leaving South St any time I ran in to him he always had time to talk and say hi. He
was truly a wonderful person. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers!
Trena Reisinger Eshenour
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