Robert James "Bob" Granite, 79, of Liberal, KS passed away on Sunday June 6, 2021 at the Kansas Medical Center in Andover, KS.
He was born on April 26, 1942 in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph and Verna (Patishnock) Granite.
He married Carolyn Kay Harris February 4, 1967 at Big Spring, TX; they were blessed with two children Michael and Alycia.
Bob attended elementary school in Clarence, PA and went on to graduate from Bald Eagle area High School in Milesburg, PA in 1961. In 1961 he joined the US Air Force where he was a jet mechanic. After discharge from the Air Force he worked on road construction on Interstate 80. He had various jobs during his lifetime including Coalminer, Hanover PA Canning, Road Construction, Civil Service, Roadway Truck Stop, Truck Driver for National Carriers, Ideal Foods, American Freight, FedEx. Yellow Freight, and Beech Air Craft. Bob Served on the Mid America Air Museum Board for 10 years. Bob was also active throughout his life and had many hobbies; he was a private pilot, he liked to reload bullets, enjoyed guns & shooting. He loved animals and liked to talk with people; he never met a stranger.
Bob was proud of his service in the Air Force and kept in touch with several of his Air Force buddies.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Carolyn; son, Michael James Granite of Wichita, KS; daughter, Alycia Ann Hitchcock and husband Will of Olympia, WA; two granddaughters, Faith Renee Salyer and husband Braxton of Bethany, OK, Laney Michele Hitchcock of Olympia, WA; step-grandsons, Josh Hitchcock and Adam Wheeler; sister, Doris Shaw and husband Mick of Snow Show, PA; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Viewing will be 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Thursday June 10th at Miller Mortuary with the family present to greet friends from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am Friday June 11th at South Church of God with Pastor Presephonie Fuller officiating.
The family suggests memorials to Great Plains Angel's For Animals or the South Church of God in care of Miller Mortuary PO Box 826 Liberal, KS 67905-0826.
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