Robert Ras Senn
Published 9:09 pm Friday, March 19, 2021
Mr. Robert Ras Senn, 90, a resident of Honoraville, Alabama, passed away peacefully at Madison Heights MemoryCare in Enterprise on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. A graveside service for Mr. Senn was held at 2 PM on Saturday, March 20th, in Bullock Community Cemetery with officiating and Turners Funeral Home of Luverne directing.
Mr. Senn was born and raised in Brantley, Alabama before joining the United States Navy at the tender age of 17. He proudly served his country for 20 years, during which he accumulated a wealth of stories about his service during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts and traveling to several other countries. He retired from the Navy in 1968 as a Chief Petty Officer and moved to Florida. There he began a new career of service with the United States Postal Service, with whom he served 23 years.
Mr. Senn began his second retirement back in his home state of Alabama, where he was finally able to buy the home of his dreams where he could go fishing whenever he wished and spend his afternoons feeding his fish. He also had quite a green thumb and often boasted of his superior vegetables, which he loved to share with others. He always kept up a wide social circle, which included the local nutrition center where he could go every day to play bingo and dominos. He enjoyed visiting the American Legion #157 every Friday night, where he also held the positions of vice president and president over the years. He had also held the position of president with the fleet reserve when he lived in Tampa.
Above all, Mr. Senn loved his family dearly. He loved to brag about them and their accomplishments to anyone who would listen. He also made many dear friends over the years as well. He nourished his own private relationship with Jesus Christ (who he always affectionately referred to as “J.C.”), and enjoyed spending time in prayer with his family and the chaplain, Kevin Kelley, at Madison Heights. He faced numerous challenges over the years in his life, but he had a backbone of steel which allowed him to endure them all.
Mr. Senn was preceded in death by his youngest son, Robert Lee Senn; his parents, Ras & Redie Mae Parrish Senn; and nine siblings. He is survived by five children, Cindi (Jim) O’Neal, Susan Senn, David Perez, Kathleen (Mike) Jones, and Karen Redie (Manuel) Penton; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly and held close to his heart.
Active pallbearers were Ricky Senn, Curt Senn, Doug Senn, Johnny Senn, Charles Senn, and Marcus Moody.
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the staff at Madison Heights, along with Amber Thornton, Meagan Tice, and Chaplain Kevin Kelley. They took wonderful care of him, showing him love and spending time together in prayer.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Madison Heights Memory Care, ℅ Tracy Williams, 108 Chaney Street, Enterprise, Alabama 36330 for a flower and vegetable garden for the residents; donate a Walmart gift card to the Nutrition Center in Honoraville for the purchase of a new copier; or to Wounded Warriors at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.