Our Dad, Robert F. "Bob" Jamison, 85, of Sandusky, went home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008.
He was born Jan. 9, 1923, in Sandusky, the son of Robert and Margaret Jamison. Dad served in the U.S. Navy with the Seabees in both the European and Pacific theaters. He was a master truck mechanic, at one time owning his own service station and later servicing trucks for Sandusky Dressed Beef and Wikel Bulk Express until retirement.
Dad lived life by old school values. He met and married Doris James in l944. She truly was the love of his life. He was a living example of what it means to say "for better or worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and health, till death do us part." Dad taught us what it means to respect the woman you love. He taught us what it means to be a man and work hard to provide for and raise a family. He taught us what it means to build a home and not just a house. He taught us how to love our children equally. He taught us that he was not only our Dad, but was also our friend and confidant. He taught us that you don't do something because you have to, but you do it because it is the right thing to do. He taught us that you don't earn trust, but give it. He taught us love is not condemning but forgiving.
He is survived by six sons, Bob (Bonnie) Jamison of Minnesota, Terry Jamison of Wisconsin, Jim (Maria) Jamison of Arizona, Dan (Mary) Jamison of Monroeville, Tim Jamison of Wisconsin, and Scott (Ellen) Jamison of Mansfield; one sister, Peggy (Dick) Schenk of Huron; two brothers, Don Jamison, and David (Bernice) Jamison, both of Florida. He also is survived by 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Doris; his parents; and sister-in-law Irene Jamison.
There will be no calling hours or services. A private celebration of his life will be observed by the family at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be made at grofffuneralhomes.com.