Apr 152011

Robert Eugene Servis Sr., 66, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at his home in Overgaard. Private family services will be held.

Robert was born on Oct. 11, 1944, in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, to the late Charles William Sr. and Betty Mae (Binkley) Servis.

He was a United States Navy veteran and served his country honorably.

Throughout his life, Robert worked as a residential and commercial painter. He was particular with his painting skills, and was known for his professional and detailed work.

Robert was a very independent man and “he did what he wanted, when he wanted.” Always one to take responsibility for the choices that he made during his lifetime, he and his family were so proud as he, most recently, received his 11-year “sobriety chip.”

Survivors include his wife, Susan Servis of Overgaard; three children, Robert Servis Jr. of Tucson, and Tonia Westman and Bobbi Servis, both of Phoenix; his stepdaughter, Shannon Ferguson of Avondale; two brothers, Charles Thomas Servis of Overgaard and Gary Servis of Tempe; and eight grandchildren.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.