‘Days of Our Lives’: Robert Scott Wilson Suffers Devastating Loss – Ben Weston Actor Shares Sad News

Days of Our Lives actor Robert Scott Wilson (AKA Ben Weston) shared sad news online of a devastating personal loss. The actor shared on his Insta Story that he lost his grandfather Joseph Wilson, whom he called “Papa Jay” on Wednesday, March 27. Then, he shared on Instagram that the “world lost a soldier today”. So, here’s the latest on Robert’s tragedy and all about his hero grandfather.

Days of Our Lives: Robert Scott Wilson Loses Beloved Grandfather

Robert Scott Wilson journeyed back to his hometown of Uxbridge, Massachusetts to say a final goodbye to his Papa Jay this week. His grandfather Joseph H Wilson was a veteran who lost his final battle this week at age 85. At the time of his passing, the actor’s granddad had been living at the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea. It is a facility for veterans suffering health issues.

Days of Our Lives cast member Robert lost his grandmother, Jay’s wife, Elinor Wilson six years ago in 2013. He had been living at the veterans home for the past 18 months while dealing with health issues. His grandfather served in the US Air force in both the Vietnam and Korean wars as a Technical Sergeant. After leaving the service, he worked as an auto mechanic.

Perhaps Robert Scott Wilson is channeling his granddad’s heroic vibe in recent episodes of Days of Our Lives.

Days of Our Lives: Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson) - Grandfather Joseph (Jay) Wilson

DOOL Robert Scott Wilson’s Papa Jay Passed Away This Week

More info on the Days of Our Lives actor’s grandfather includes that he was active in veteran causes. Also, Jay spent a lot of time at the local VFW in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. He was also an avid huntsman and fisherman. Ben Weston portrayer Robert Scott Wilson shared a photo of him at his grandfather’s bedside before he passed away and also an image of him on his Instagram in his Air Force uniform. You can see both above.

No doubt, Days of Our Lives fan-favorite Robert Scott Wilson will remain in his hometown in Massachusetts. He’s there awaiting his grandfather’s funeral. Because it will be held on Monday, April 1 at the Tancrell-Jackson Funeral Home in Uxbridge. Robert’s Papa Jay will be laid to rest at the Hopedale Village Cemetery. Meanwhile, the Wilson family asks that anyone wishing to honor Joseph “Jay” Wilson’s memory donate to the Disabled American Veterans Charity.

Condolence messages for Robert Scott Wilson on the loss of Joseph Wilson can be left at the website of Jackman Funeral Home.

Be sure to tune into NBC daytime for more of Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston and check Soap Dirt often for more Days of Our Lives news and spoilers.

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