MICKEY, Robert Gordon|
Robert Gordon Mickey, 83, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2014, in Austin. A lifelong Austin resident, Robert was born September 11, 1930, to Samuel Waite Mickey and India Smith Mickey. He graduated from Austin High School and the University of Texas, where he studied mathematics and was a proud President of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and member of the Silver Spurs. He then served three years in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant on a destroyer during the Korean War. He married Anita Voelkel, of Austin, in 1962, and they had two children, Elizabeth and Robert.
Upon leaving the Navy, Robert worked with the American Cancer Society. From there, he joined the Texas Medical Association, where he had a distinguished twenty-nine year career and retired as the organization's Executive Vice President. He made many lifelong friends from across the state through his service with TMA.
Robert was fond of the Texas coast and especially Port Aransas, where he and Anita enjoyed a vacation home for many years with their children and grandchildren. Fishing off the pier at Channel View was a favorite pastime and source of many happy memories for his family.
Robert is survived by his wife of 52 years, Anita; his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Greg Lisso, of Boise, Idaho; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jennifer Traig, of Ann Arbor, Michigan; his grandchildren, Alex and Sarah Lisso and Rachel and Samuel Mickey; and his sister, Charlotte Wharton, of Black Mountain, North Carolina.
The family would like to thank Hospice Austin for their care in recent weeks.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin (3201 Windsor Road). Arrangements are under the direction of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Settlement Home for Children of Austin (1600 Payton Gin Road, Austin, TX 78758 and www.settlementhome.org/donate).
Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 11 to June 12, 2014