Robert Rea Markwell
February 11, 1948 – December 14, 2020
Robert Markwell , 72, left us on December 14, 2020, with his family by his side at Penrose Hospital. Robert was born February 11, 1948, in Wichita Kansas and lived a very full and loving life spending most of his time fishing, playing with his great grandchildren, spending time with family, going to the zoo, and many other outdoor actives. He loved to tell his life stories and making people laugh in any way he could. His smile could light up a room and his laugh was contagious.
Robert Markwell fathered his daughter Kristina Markwell and spent many of his years raising two granddaughters; Samantha and Savana Brown. He was there every step of the way watching his great grandchildren learn, grow, and do all of their first’s. He had a positive impact on three generations in more ways than we could ever begin to describe.
Robert Markwell spent many years in school achieving his master’s degree in electric engineering and had 5 other college degrees. Learning was something that came naturally to him and he loved to do.
He was extremely loved and cherished by everyone in his life and will be missed more than words could ever describe. The selflessness of this man was unbelievable and for that everyone that ever knew him will forever hold him close to their heart.
My dad, my angel
Your battle is now over, no more tears flowing down your cheek, no more pain, no more suffering, now you are no longer weak. I still do not understand why this had to happen to you, but i am proud to say you are my dad, the greatest man i ever knew. Although you will not be here to walk me down the aisle, when that day comes i know you will be by my side with a smile. You were always there for me and never once made me cry, until the day you closed your eyes and had to say goodbye. Now you are my angel, so spread your wings out wide, please wrap them around me whenever you see me cry. Our time together was memorable and god took you way too fast, but the most precious thing to me was you being there for my first breath, and me being there for your last
Come to me
God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, So he put his arms around you, and whispered, "come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best.
While we are apart
Distance may separate us, but my heart will never let you go, For i carry a part of you with me always. It keeps me going through the day. It brings a smile to my faceand tears to my eyes. It is a part of my dreams that i live for and cherish. That part is my wish, my only one, To see you again soon. I know that wish will someday come true. But for now, i will hold in my heart The memory of you And never let you go.
You were the most amazing and kind hearted person in the world. You gave me so much to look up to and strive for; I will forever be grateful for the time I had with you and I promise to walk across the stage in honor of you, the smartest man I’ve ever known. I am going to miss you so much papa. I love you with all of my heart
Papa, I can’t believe it's really time to say goodbye. All the things I didn't get to say. Like how much I love hearing you tell me all the crazy things you have been through in life. How much you truly mean to me and how precious our time together was. I can’t believe I'll no longer be able to get those giant bear hugs you used to give us and have you drive me crazy with your slow driving. I'll miss your laugh and the sound of your voice but most of all the love you made all of us feel from you. I know this isnt the last time I'll see you, one day we will meet again in a different lifetime. But not a day will go by where this doesn’t hurt, where I don’t think about you and all the beautiful things you shared with me. So with a heavy heart I have to say goodbye even if it is just for now. I love you so much and I can’t wait for the day I get to see you smile again. I love you with all that I am.
You mean the world to me Dad. I loved hanging out with you and talking to you just about every day…I’m going to miss you so much