Longtime Soldotna resident Robert "Bob" William Honeysett died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at his home in Soldotna after a long illness. He was 75.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway. Pastor Alan Humphries will officiate. Burial will follow services at the Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof.
Mr. Honeysett was born March 11, 1928, to James and Irene Honeysett in Powell, Wyo. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy and received his honorable discharge Jan. 7, 1948. He married Norma Jean Fetzer in 1948 and they had four children. Before arriving in Alaska, he traveled around the world drilling for oil in the North Sea and Iran.
Mr. Honeysett moved to Alaska in 1964 to work the oil fields. He spent his life drilling oil from the North Slope to Cook Inlet to Cold Bay. He had worked for various oil field companies and retired in 1989.
He enjoyed all sports, especially basketball.
"Bob's legacy was that he was the hardest working man in Alaska, working in the oil fields was his life. He led his sons into the oil fields with the same work ethic, and they are all legends. Chances are they will meet on 'the Rig.' Bob and his sons will be loved and missed by all," his family said.
Mr. Honeysett is preceded in death by his parents, James and Irene Honeysett; brothers, James E. and Richard S. Honeysett; and sons, William Robert and Robert Edward Honeysett.
He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Honeysett of Anchorage; daughter and son in-law, Karen and Michael Munger of Soldotna; granddaughter, Michelle Morris and her husband Greg of Anchorage; grandson, Robert Edward Honeysett Jr. of Anchorage; grandson Chauncey Jacob McMillian in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Braggs, N.C., his wife Brigitte and their daughter, Emily Michelle McMillan; grandson, Peter J. Honeysett and his daughter, Morgan, of Soldotna; grandson, William R. Honeysett of Soldotna; grandson, Patrick Carver of Eugene, Ore.; grandson, Douglas Honeysett of Henderson, Nev.; grandson, Joshua Honeysett of Colorado; granddaughters, Erin Carver of Soldotna and Sheila Rose Honeysett of Oregon; and many good friends.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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