Robert Charles Morrison, 76, Sun City West, Ariz., passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Hospice of the Valley facility in Surprise, Ariz.
Mr. Morrison was born Aug. 26, 1942, in rural eastern Kansas to Charles Raymond Morrison and Doris Esther (Vossler) Morrison. He was married to Marvel Louise Wilson on Nov. 28, 1968, at the United Methodist Church in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
Other survivors include sons, Thomas Robert (Julie) Morrison, Booklet, Ga. and Michael Charles (Elaina) Morrison, Sun City, Ariz.; sisters, Mary (Ed) Siefker, Temple Texas; Sandra Ellis, Humboldt, Kan.; and Linda (Steve) Troxel, Iola, Kan; a brother, Roger (Lorie) Morrison, Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Douglas Morrison, Emily Morrison, Ryan Morrison and Elsie Morrison, and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.
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, Kan. He then graduated from Iola Junior College in Iola, Kan. 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, Nev., 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 four years in the service and then he returned to Kansas.
He attended Pittsburg State University and received a bachelor of science degree in business management.
He was hired by State Farm Life Insurance to manage life policies in the Columbia, Mo. 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, Ariz. 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.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 18, at the Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel, 13738 Camion del Sol, Sun City West, Ariz. 85375. Lay Minister Sam Wilson officiated.
Burial will be at a later date in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.