Robert I. Wing, 86, of Marion, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. He was the husband of Joan C. (Dougall) Wing. They had been married for 60 years.
Born in Arlington, he was the son of the late Irving & Julia (Goss) Wing. A previous resident of Bourne, he moved to Marion in 1956. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and served from 1953 to 1955. After his military service, Mr. Wing started his career as a truck driver and quickly worked to own and operate his own trucking company, eventually becoming a consultant in the bulk transportation field.
Mr. Wing was a member and 4 time Past Master of Pythagorean Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Marion, a member of Union Lodge, Nantucket and Independence Lodge, Malden. He also served as District Deputy Grand Master of Nantucket 31st Masonic District and was Grand Lodge representative of Massachusetts to Brazil.
Mr. Wing was also awarded the Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Medal, Lodge Ambassador, 50 year Past Master certificate, Veterans Medal and was a member of the Shriners. He also was advisor for DeMolay and received the DeMolay Legion of Honor award. Mr. Wing was also a member of the Marion V.F.W. Benjamin D. Cushing Post 2425. He was also Past President of Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club and was an Eagle Scout.
He travelled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe on ski vacations, enjoyed gardening, Patriots football and reading. Mr. Wing was also a model train enthusiast and collected “N” scale model trains.
The Wing family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Bob’s Masonic friends for their support during this difficult time.
Survivors include his wife; his children, Bonnie LaMotange of Beverly, Linda J. Ward of Wareham; Robert D. Wing, Deborah J. Thompson and Patricia R. Rowley all of Marion; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, the late Phyllis Wing and his brother, the late Alvin Harvey Wing.
He will be remembered as a loving husband and family man.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Evergreen Cemetery, Converse Rd., Marion at 2 PM. Visiting hours have been omitted.
Donations in his memory may be made to Pythagorean Lodge Angel Fund, P.O. Box 947, Marion, MA 02738. For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com