Robert Lloyd Jamison
1st Sgt (Retired) Robert Lloyd Jamison, 87, of Lawton, Okla., formerly of Cantril, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Lawton.
A memorial service was Friday at Lawton Heights United Methodist Church in Lawton. The body has been cremated. Graveside services and burial of cremains is at 10 a.m. Saturday in Maple Grove Cemetery in Cantril, with the Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating. Military rites will be provided by by Russell-Strait Post No. 483 American Legion of Milton.
Memorials to Maple Grove Cemetery may be brought to the cemetery or mailed to the family at 507 NW Fairway Villa Drive, Lawton, OK 73505.
Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua is handling arrangements.
Mr. Jamison was born March 20, 1926, in Keosauqua the son of Ralph Lloyd and Helen Weyer Jamison. He married Irene McIntosh March 23, 1949, in Keosauqua.
He grew up in Cantril and graduated from Cantril High School in 1944.
He was drafted into the United States Army Aug. 12, 1944, and later enlisted on Nov. 29, 1949. He served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He received many awards, including the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal - fifth award, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with one Bronze Battle Star Medal, World War II Victory Medal; World War II Occupation Japan Medal, National Defense with Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal with Silver Battle Star, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Battle Stars, United Nations 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 Sept. 1, 1969, at Fort Sill, Okla. He 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 his wife became full time RVers 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 his beloved dogs.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Deborah Reed and spouse Donny of Denton, Texas; one son Robert Jamison and spouse Linda of Lawton; one brother, Harold Jamison of Birmingham; one sister, Vivian Rinaberger of Indianola; one stepsister, Marsha McLeland of Danville; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Willa Jamison; and one brother, Craig Jamison.