Rob was born in Wyandotte, MI on December 12, 1955, to Robert Harvey and Patricia (Smith) Denson. He grew up in the Midwest living in Illinois and Indiana. Rob started his career with Sutherland Lumber when he was 19 years old. Through his 47-year successful career with Sutherlands, he lived in Ohio, Kansas, Oklahoma, and finally Missouri.
Rob and Shannon have lived in Liberty, Missouri for the past 22 years. Rob lived every day to the fullest and encouraged all those around him to do the same. He enjoyed hiking, skiing, traveling to Indiana to see his family and helping anyone he could. He was everyone’s “go to guy” who could fix anything, solve problems big and small, and just be there for you whenever you needed him. He was deeply loved by all.
He married the love of his life, Shannon Smith on June 9, 1979 in Indianapolis, IN. In addition to Shannon, survivors include his father, and mother-in-law Chuck and Myrna Smith; his children; Katie Colley (Bryan), Robert Denson III (Cate), and Jacob Denson (Stine); two sisters, Janice Shoemaker (Bill) and Jill Scharer (Mark); his sister-in-law Laura Ellinwood (Steve); grandchildren, Brady, Lucy, and Emma Colley; Harvey and Henrietta Denson; Rylee Denson; and many nieces and nephews. Rob was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Patricia Denson.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Rob’s life on Friday, December 2, 2022, at the Liberty Christian Fellowship Church, 1815 W. Liberty Dr. Liberty, MO 64068. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service commencing at 3:00 p.m. A light reception will follow from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Tunnel of Towers Foundation (www.t2t.org). Arrangements are entrusted with the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. Memories of Rob and condolences may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.