Robert Lee Addison
June 20, 1945 – September 22, 2011
Mr. Robert Lee Addison, Sr. was born on June 20, 1945 in Magnolia, Mississippi to proud parents, Joe Luther Addison and Nora Lee Ard. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1972, 2 years active and 4 years reserve. He was honored with the National Service Defense Medal. His final rank was E3. He completed his tour of duty with honor and distinction and was given an Honorable Discharge by the government and a grateful nation.
Upon leaving active duty, Robert was united in marriage with Ernestine C. Wilson in Pueblo, Colorado. With this union, Robert became the loving stepfather to Ralph Jr., Eric and Adrianne. The marriage was blessed with the birth of two more children, Sharyl and Robert Jr. “It was a loving and close knit family. They always did alot of things together.” In later years, his grandchildren, LaShawnna and Allison and great grandchildren, Armon, Anthony, Avion, Jaden and Joaquin were an additional source of joy and pride in Robert’s life. He loved them dearly and they always enjoyed being with him. By profession a heavy equipment Diesel Mechanic, Robert was employed for over 22 years with various U.S. Defense Department contractors. His work took him all over the United States and the world even as far as the Ukraine. He was known for hard work, dedication, dependability and excellence in his work.
In his free time, Robert enjoyed time with family and friends. His closest friends were Linda Ransom, Chuck Howell and Jason Fierro. A people person who greeted everyone with whom he came into contact, Robert was loved for being “a kind man with a big heart”. Robert had a special lovefor his mother-in-law, Ms. Madie O. Wilson. “He would sit for hours on the porch enjoying her company.” He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
On September 21, 2011, Mr. Robert Lee Addison, Sr. passed from this life into eternal rest. He is preceded in death by his parents, sons, Robert Jr. and Eric Hudson. Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Ralph Hudson, Jr. of Pueblo, CO; daughters, Sharyl D. Addison of Aurora, CO and Adrianne Montgomery of Colorado Springs, CO; siblings, JoAnn Trotter, Cora Graham, Jerry Addison, Allen Addison, Gail (Ernest) Snowden, John Addison, Larry (Rosalyn) Addison and Kim Addison; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
- Funeral Service Friday, September 30, 2011
- Burial Tuesday, October 4, 2011