First Sergeant (retired) Robert Lloyd Jamison, 87, of Lawton, Ok, formerly of Cantril passed away on October 7, 2013 in Lawton.
Robert was born on March 20, 1926 in Keosauqua to Ralph Lloyd and Helen Weyer Jamison. He grew up in Cantril and graduated from Cantril High School in 1944. He married Irene McIntosh on March 23, 1949 in Keosauqua. He was drafted into the United States Army August 12, 1944 and later enlisted on November 29, 1949 and served in WWII and the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. He received many awards, including the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, (5th Award), American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with one Bronze Battle Star Medal, WWII Victory Medal; WWII Occupation Japan Medal, National Defense with Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal with Silver Battle Star, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Battle Stars, UN Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Korean War Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. While serving in Korea he survived the Chosin Few Reservoir Conflict. He retired from the military on September 1, 1969 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Cameron University and began working for the City of Lawton in the engineering department where he worked for 12 years. After his retirement in 1990, he and Irene became full time RV’ers for 17 years. He was a member of the Lawton Heights United Methodist Church, The Chosin Few, Korean War Vets, VFW post No. 1193 and American Legion Post 29. He enjoyed fishing and adored his beloved dogs.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, a daughter Deborah Reed (Donny), of Denton, Texas; a son Robert Jamison (Linda), of Lawton, OK, a brother, Harold Jamison (Barbara), of Birmingham, a sister, Vivian Rinaberger of Indianola, a step sister, Marsha McLeland (Joe) of Danville, four grandchildren, Stephanie Stiles, Christopher Scott McCaig, Abra Gautney (Josh) and Bart Bowlin (Stephanie) and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother, Willa Jamison, a brother, Craig Jamison and a brother in law, Philip Rinaberger.
His body has been cremated according to his wishes. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Friday October 11, 2013 at Lawton Heights United Methodist Church in Lawton, OK. Graveside services and burial of cremains will be at 10 A.M. Saturday October 19, 2013 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cantril, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating. Military rites by Russell-Strait Post No. 483 American Legion, Milton. Memorials to Sunnyside Cemetery may be brought to the cemetery or mailed to the family at 507 NW Fairway Villa Dr, Lawton, OK 73505. Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling arrangements.