Robert Houser Golson, age 81, of Olivehill, TN passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at his residence.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Newton Golson and Vera Rebecca Jones of Prattville, Alabama; grandparents: Dr. Robert Marion Golson and Anna Rebecca Smoke of Prattville, Alabama, and Wilson Houser Jones and Virginia Judson Lamb of Prattville, Alabama.
He is survived by
One Sister -
Louise Golson Tunge and nieces and nephews of Kolbotn, Norway
Good Friend -
Barbara Lipscomb of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
And many more friends.
Houser in his youth worked on the farm and dairy. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954-1962 and was stationed in Japan as a yeoman for the commander.
After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Houser went to the Montgomery Police Academy in Montgomery, Alabama. He was assigned part of the time as a motorcycle policeman. He worked for the Police Department from 1961-1963.
Houser joined the United States Department of the Treasury as a Special Agent for the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms). The Bureau loaned him out for special assignments like secret service for two presidents and undercover to purchase firearms.
As a Sky Marshal, Houser traveled all over the world. Later, he worked on stakeouts in the woods looking for bootleggers. He, also, worked for the Tennessee Arson Investigation for several years. Robert Houser Golson received many awards during his time with the Bureau. He retired after 25 years with the Bureau.
Robert Houser Golson spent 31 years serving our country to help keep us safe. After retirement, he continued to help others.
In 1988, Houser settled on a farm in Hardin County Tennessee, Olivehill, Tennessee. He enjoyed a lot of hobbies like playing darts, pool, poker, motorcycle and car racing, archery and gun shooting contests and won a lot of awards in all of his hobbies. He enjoyed fishing with friends and he enjoyed his life and everyone who knew him could say he did it his way.
Houser was a Baptist and a special friend to the Olive Hill Mennonite Church and it's members and the community.
Robert Houser Golson was a great friend to many and will be greatly missed by all.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Neal Funeral Home. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at Shaw Cemetery, with military honors, at 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 21, 2018, with Paul Troyer officiating.