R.L. Wilmot

May 16, 1938 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

R.L. Wilmot Obituary

Obituary for R. L. Wilmot

May 16, 1938 - February 29, 2024

R. L. Wilmot, 85 years old, of Liberty, Missouri passed away peacefully on February 29, 2024, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's.

Graveside services will be held Monday, March 4, 2024, at 2:00PM at Old Scotland Cemetery in Jameson, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Old Scotland Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. (660) 663-2117. Online guestbook at

R. L. was born May 16, 1938, to Joseph and Opal Wilmot in Jameson, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Donald Wilmot, and sisters Norma Lee Burns, Joanne Pearson, Imogene McNeely, Naomi Hampton, Nancy Sue Wilmot, and Rheem Phillips.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sharon Wilmot, son Bruce Wilmot, daughter in law Barbara Wilmot and his sister Ruth Wilmot as well as many nieces and nephews.

R. L. went to all 12 years of school at Jameson R3 and was active in basketball and Jr./Sr. plays.

On December 11, 1960, R. L. married Sharon Maharg and they had a son, Bruce.

R. L. worked at Trenton Foods before he and Sharon moved to Gladstone, Missouri where he worked at Farmland Industries in the print plant before retiring in 2000 after 38 years.

R. L. was a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals and of course, Mizzou.  R. L. also enjoyed going to basketball games with Bruce at William Jewell college, especially during the Larry Holley years.  In fact, Larry Holley's dad coached R. L. in high school.  He also loved coaching little league baseball for many years.

R. L. liked to bowl, and he and Sharon were on a bowling league for many years in Gladstone.  R. L.  and Sharon loved playing cards with friends.

R. L. and Sharon had many wonderful times traveling with their dear friends, Bud and Carolyn Lampkin to several parts of the United States.

He Only Takes The Best

God Saw he was getting tired

And a cure was not to be,

So He put His arms around him

And whispered "Come with Me."

With Tearful eyes we watched him suffer

And saw him fade away,

Although we loved him dearly

We could not make him stay.

A golden heart stopped beating

Hard working hands to rest,

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best .

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Graveside Service
March 4, 2024

2:00 PM
Old Scotland Cemetery
Flint Ave
Jameson, MO 64647


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