The memorial service for Richard Routson will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at the LitwillerSimonsen Funeral Home, Ashland. Mr. Routson, 83, of Ashland, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 at home.
Mr. Routson was born Jan. 14, 1926 in Flint, Mich., the son of Ruth and Ralph Routson. He was raised in Flint, Mich., and served in the United States Navy during World War II.
He worked as a long haul truck driver delivering both freight and automobiles. While living in Hawaii for 15 years he managed rental properties. He lived in Buena Park, Calif., before moving to Bend, Ore. in 1986. He lived in Brookings, Ore. from 1991 to 2005 when he moved to Ashland.
Mr. Routson enjoyed trains and RV traveling. He was a member of the Ashland Christian Fellowship, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janet Morse-Routson of Ashland; son, Mike Routson, of the Philippines; three daughters, Dolora Jean Ellison, of Brisbane, Calif., Christina Marie Akina, of San Jose, Calif. and Debra Lee Routson, of Reno, Nev; sister, Ruth Ann Sinnott, of Tuscan, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and one grandson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you give to someone in need.
Arrangements by LitwillerSimonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland, Ore.