He was born Nov. 7, 1962, in Fort Scott, the son of William Junior and Grace Lorene Cash Endicott. At the age of 14, he was diagnosed with diabetes. Robert fought this disease on a daily basis.
He graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1981 and Fort Scott Community College in 1985. During his high school and college days he worked at McDonald's in Fort Scott and Iola. He later worked at Ward-Kraft and Pro-Building.
His failing health forced Robert into early retirement. However, he remained as active as his health permitted, always tending to his garden.
On June 22, 1990, he married Debra Ann Lovelady at the Community Christian Church. They were blessed with a daughter, Alycia Renee, on Feb. 24, 1992.
Robert was an active member of Community Christian Church. He coached Upward Basketball for 12 years and delivered communion to shut-ins, as long as his health permitted. He and his wife participated in Bible study groups through the church.
Robert loved the outdoors. He was an avid gun enthusiast and collector. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reloading and just spending time in nature.
He was a special uncle to Will, Matt and Mary Grace Schick.
Robert was a gentle man and will always be remembered for his infectious laughter, continuous smile and positive outlook. His passing has left a void in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife Debra and daughter Alycia of the home; one brother, Oscar Endicott and wife Ruth, Fort Scott; four sisters, Joyce Howard, Karen Endicott-Coyan and husband John Coyan, Billie Young and husband Steven, and Michele Schick and husband Greg, all of Fort Scott. Also surviving are his father-in-law Jack Lovelady, Fort Scott; one uncle, Tom Endicott and wife Charlene, Wichita, Kan., and three aunts, Jessie Wiggans, Fort Scott, Carolyn Cash, Elkhart, Ind., and Judy Cash, Douglass, Kan.; seven nephews, six nieces and several great-nephews, great-nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law Caroldene Lovelady; a sister, Joy "Yodi" Endicott; and brother-in-laws Dennis Howard and Mike Lovelady.
Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Community Christian Church. Burial will follow in the Large Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Alycia Endicott Education Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.