Woodward County Obituaries


Robert V. "Bob" Jamison
Woodward News
07 Apr 2008 Page 3

Woodward, Okla. Robert V. "Bob" Jamison. 86 year old Ft. Supply resident, died Friday, April 18, 2008 in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2008 in the Ft. Supply Baptist Church with the Reverend Bill Tindell officiating. Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery with the United States Navy conducting the military rites. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Robert Vaden Jamison was born January 24, 1922 in Ft. Supply, Oklahoma to Lee and Mayne (Wright) Jamison. He attended school in Ft. Supply. On April 2, 1939, he and Maxine Sunderland were united in marriage and recently celebrated 69 years of marriage. In 1943 Bob joined the United States Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He served on the USS Waller and the USS Bartlesville Victory. After Bob was honorably discharged from the Navy, the family moved to El Reno, where he worked for the Fort Reno Quarter Masters Remount Depot. In 1947 they moved back to Ft. Supply where he worked at the Western State Hospital Power House. In 1950, Bob was appointed by President Harry S. Truman to be the Postmaster at Ft. Supply. He retired from that position in 1972.

Everyone enjoyed his dry sense of humor and knew he was a man of integrity. He became a Christian in 1985 and he was a lifelong Democrat. Bob was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign War and Disabled American Veterans.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Durward L. Jamison.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine of the home; daughter, Donna Forlenza and husband Joel of Yukon; one son Robert K. Jamison and his wife Pat of Edmond; daughter Brenda Burgess and husband Mike of Clinton; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; niece Karen Golden and husband Lawrence of Ft. Supply; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Amelia Atkinson of Garden City, Kansas; Betty Parkhurst of Bethany; Pat Denney; Joy Barnett and husband Carmon; Bill Sunderland and wife Loretta all of Woodward; other relatives and many friends.

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