Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers have some sad news to pass on about a popular DOOL star. Robert Scott Wilson, who portrays Ben Weston on the NBC soap, recently shared with his fans that his grandfather had passed away at the age of 85.
Robert shared the sad news on his Instagram stories. He posted a vintage photo of his grandfather during his days in the service, as well as a more recent photo of himself visiting his grandfather in the hospital. The caption reads: “World lost a soldier today. RIP Papa Jay.”
Robert’s grandfather, Joseph “Jay” Wilson, died due to ongoing health issues. He had been staying at a veterans’ home for over a year due to his health. Joseph served during the Vietnam and Korean war eras as a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Once Joseph left the service, he worked as an auto mechanic and was active in veterans’ causes. After his retirement, he bartended and thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Joseph leaves behind a large, thriving family. He had five children, 7 grandchildren including Robert Scott Wilson, 5 great-grandchildren, numerous foster brothers and sisters, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Elinore White Wilson, a son, and one grandson.
According to Joseph’s obituary, funeral services will be held on Monday, April 1, in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, and he will be laid to rest at the Hopedale Village Cemetery. The Wilson family is asking that Joseph be honored with donations to the Disabled American Veterans Charity.
Our sincerest condolences go out to Robert and his family at this time. Stay tuned to DOOL and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest Days of Our Lives spoilers, updates, and news.