A prominent Roane County doctor who gave over a half century of service to patients in Roane and Rhea County has passed away. Dr. Robert Earl Wilson died at the age of 85. In 1965 he started his solo medical practice in Kingston and maintained it until 1991. Dr. Wilson then joined Emergency Coverage Corporation as an emergency room physician at various small hospitals in East Tennessee. He returned to primary care part-time as the medical director of Halls walk-in clinic and the Spring City walk-in clinic, where he remained until 2017 when health issues necessitated his retirement. Cremation plans have been made. Evans Funeral Home in Rockwood is in charge of arrangements.