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June 14th, 2021

bob graniteRobert James "Bob" Granite, 79, died Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the Kansas Medical Center in Andover.

He was born on April 26, 1942 to  Joseph and Verna (Patishnock) Granite in Philipsburg, Penn.

He married Carolyn Kay Harris Feb. 4, 1967 in Big Spring, Texas. She survives.

In 1961, he joined the US Air Force, where he was a jet mechanic. After his discharge from the Air Force, he worked on road construction on Interstate 80. 

He had various jobs during his lifetime including coal miner, 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. 

He served on the Mid-America Air Museum Board for 10 years. 

He was a private pilot and enjoyed guns and shooting.

Survivors also include son, Michael James Granite, Wichita; daughter, Alycia Ann Hitchcock and husband, Will, Olympia, Wash.; sister, Doris Shaw and husband, Mick, Snow Show, Penn.; granddaughters, Faith Renee Salyer and husband, Braxton, Bethany, Okla., and Laney Michele Hitchcock, Olympia, Wash.; step-grandsons, Josh Hitchcock and Adam Wheeler; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

• Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 at South Church of God with Pastor Presephoni Fuller presiding.

Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Miller Mortuary, with the family present to greet friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Great Plains Angels For Animals or South Church of God in care of Miller Mortuary at PO Box 826, Liberal, KS 67905-0826. 

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