Robert R. Davisson

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Robert R. Davisson, 75, of Homer, Alaska, formerly of Fort Smith, Montana, passed away January 15, 2019 at home with his wife by his side.

He was born April 11, 1943 in Crow Agency, Montana. Bob served in the U.S. Army and received his honorable discharge in 1964. He met his soulmate Jane Mocabee and married November 1964. They made their home near Yellowtail Dam, where he worked at the National Park Service for the next 28 years.

Upon retiring, Bob and his wife ran a shuttle and lunch business for local fishing guide shops until moving to his little slice of heaven in Homer, Alaska. Together, they built their retirement home from the ground up, opening their door to anyone venturing their way.

Bob was an avid outdoorsman, a MacGyver (he could make anything out of nothing), and would help anyone in need. His grandchildren were one of his greatest accomplishments and “Papa Bob” would wonder how the numbers grew so quickly.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jane; sons Robert Rhett (April) of Hardin and Dale (Felecia) of North Dakota; daughter Wanda (Mark) of Alaska; 10 grandchildren; 29.5 greatgrandchildren; brother Juell (Bugs) Davisson; goddaughter First Sgt. Arlena Leider-Willis (Colorado); and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. May 25, 2019 at Big Horn Baptist Church in Fort Smith, with burial in the church cemetery. A reception will follow at Big Horn Baptist Church.