Robert Allen Attkisson Sr.

March 30, 1931September 30, 2019
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On Monday, September 30th, 2019, Robert Allen Attkisson, Sr., loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather graduated to eternity at the age of 88. He was born March 30th, 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Lynn Theodore Attkisson and Florence Elizabeth Summerville. On July 5th, 1941, he married his childhood sweetheart, Mabel Ann Small at the tender age of 10. On May 21st, 1955, he renewed his vows to her. They would remain together until her passing in 1991. He had successful enlistments in the Army and Army Air Corp during World War II and the Navy during Korea. He completed a successful career of 52 years at United Technologies Carrier. He loved to dance and socialize and had never met a stranger. He had a passion for Angels. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, wife, brothers; Paul Jr, Jackie, and Joseph, sisters; Ruthie and Rosemary, and three sons; Harry, Robert Jr. and Larry. He is survived by his sisters; Lucille, Miriam, Grace and Kathy, daughter, Patricia, and son, Lynn; 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 6, 2019


Robert Allen Attkisson Sr.

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Phil Grady

October 5, 2019

You cannot reminisce about the days at Carrier Indy without mentioning Shorty. He was liked by all. I give him the ultimate compliment: He was a good man! A pleasure to know and work with. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Phyllis Mulkey

October 4, 2019

Shorty was one of my first friends I made at Carrier. He told me he was 5'10" and I told him if he was I must be 5'11" because I was taller than him. We had so much fun at work, we started line dancing up stairs and boy did we all have a blast. I will miss my friend dearly, and I'm saddened that I can't be there to say goodbye. You and Mable will be dancing in the sky.