Robert William Honeysett


(June 4, 2003)

Powell native Robert William (Bob) Honeysett died June 4 at his home in Soldotna, Ala., after a long illness. He was 75.

Mr. Honeysett was born March 11, 1928, in Powell to James and Irene Honeysett. 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. He traveled the world, drilling for oil in the North Sea and Iran before moving to Alaska in 1964 to work the Alaskan oil fields.

He drilled for oil from the North Slope to Cook Inlet to Cold Bay, employed by various oil companies. He retired in 1989.

He enjoyed all sports, especially basketball.

He led his sons into the oil industry and they exhibited the same work ethic which he always employed. The family says chances are they will all meet on "the rig."

Mr. Honeysett was preceded in death by his parents; 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, Alas.; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Michael Munger of Soldotna; and 10 grandchildren.