Robert Charles Morrison, 76, of Sun City West, Arizona passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Hospice of the Valley facility in Surprise, AZ.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 18, 2019, 1:00 P.M. at the Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel, 13738 Camion del Sol, Sun City West, AZ 85375. Lay Minister Sam Wilson will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
Mr. Morrison was born August 26, 1942 in rural eastern Kansas to Charles Raymond Morrison and Doris Esther (Vossler) Morrison. He was married to Marvel Louise Wilson on November 28, 1968 at the United Methodist Church in Palmyra, MO. She survives.
Other survivors include sons; Thomas Robert (Julie) Morrison from Booklet, GA and Michael Charles (Elaina) Morrison from Sun City, AZ. Sisters Mary (Ed) Siefker of Temple TX., Sandra Ellis of Humboldt, Kansas, Linda (Steve) Troxel of Iola, Kansas and a brother Roger (Lorie) Morrison from Kansas City, MO. Grandchildren, Douglas Morrison, Emily Morrison, Ryan Morrison, and Elsie Morrison, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Charlie and Dorothy Wilson, and brother in-law Michael Wilson.
Robert graduated from La Harpe High School, La Harpe, Kansas. He then graduated from Iola Junior College in Iola, Kansas with an Associate Degree in business. At that time, he joined the Air Force. His basic training was at Lackland Air Force base in Texas. He was first stationed at Reno, Nevada with training in Communications. Then they transferred him to the Philippines due to his expertise and training in encoded communications. He was honorably discharged after 4 years in the service and then he returned to Kansas. He attended Pittsburg State University and received a B.S. Degree in Business Management. He was hired by State Farm Life Insurance to manage Life policies in the Columbia, Missouri Regional Office where he met his wife, Marvel.
Robert and family moved to Arizona in 1980 where he became owner and manager of a cleaning business. He was very successful in the area and had many, many customers. He was so honest and good that many of his Scottsdale AZ customers just gave him the keys to their homes for his cleaning projects, telling him to "lock up when he was through". Now, his second passion was fishing. He loved to catch and release but also ate his share of fresh fillets. He also loved to work with wood and built many tables for the youngsters and one round pedestal dining table which is still used today by family. He helped his neighbors with outdoor projects like trimming trees or moving the many rocks we have. He also loved little kids.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Please join Bob’s family in sharing memories, pictures or videos on his tribute wall at www.caminodelsol.com.
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