Services for Robert Addison, affectionately known as "Mr. Bob," were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gary Miller officiating.
Interment followed at Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family received friends Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Robert passed away Jan. 24, 2013 at his home in Minden due to heart failure. He was born in Leton on March 3, 1934 to I.T. Addison and Gladys Alline Lee Addison.
Upon graduating from Haynesville High School in 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Robert went to work for FMC Sidewinder, Fibrebond and Exacta Inn while repairing vacuum cleaners in his spare time.
Mr. Bob was extremely independent. He liked to congregate and dine with friends every evening. He never met a stranger and was very well known by many. He loved to tell his stories and never shied away from giving his opinion. Mr. Bob was a lifelong, faithful member of Minden Presbyterian Church and stayed active by singing in the choir and being a church Elder. He loved his church family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; the love of his life and wife of 47 years, Joan R. Addison; his son, David Lee Addison; and brothers, Harold V. Addison and Elman David Addison.
He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Perritt and husband, Zakey of Marysville, Arkansas, and of Lake Bistineau; grandson, Matt Gryder and wife, Katie of Tampa, Florida; great-granddaughters, Madison Gryder and Reilly Gryder; his sister Dorothy Nell Cox and husband, Orville D. of Minden; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family would like to extend thanks to his very dedicated piano teacher, Ann Boykin. Your time and friendship meant the world to Mr. Bob.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com