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Robert Kristopher Monson

May 14, 1981 — February 12, 2024


Robert Kristopher Monson

Rob said goodbye to this world and walked into the sunset at 6:32 pm on Monday, February 12, 2024,  surrounded by his family and given excellent care and comfort by the amazing team of nurses at Holston Valley Medical Center ICU. 


Among the people missing him the most are his father, Kris A. Monson of Kingsport, TN (sweetheart, Mina J. Gann of Bristol, VA); his son K. Anen M. Monson of Kingsport, TN; his sister Susan E. Monson; sister-in-love, Alice V. Odom and niece, Kylie B. Clark of Rogersville, TN; former partner and mother to his son, Yolize Monson of Anderson, SC; bonus brother Daniel (Andrea) King, niece Scarlett, nephew Magnus of Knoxville, TN, bonus brother, Thaddeus (Lauren) King of Richmond, VA; bonus brother Zachary (Melissa) King, niece Annie, nephew Josey of Charlotte, NC; bonus grandmother, Marjorie Shellnut of Kingsport, TN; uncles, aunts, and cousins of Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Illinois, and Tennessee; life-long friend, Pat Shue of Grand Junction, CO; and several friends at Workspace Interiors of Kingsport, TN. 


He will be welcomed with a heartfelt reunion by his mother, Patricia; bonus mom, Cherie; his cousin Adam; his grandparents, Robert and Madelon Monson, and Robert and Estelle Roper in the afterlife. 


Services for Rob are to be determined if you would like to attend or have questions, Susan or Alice will be available through social media messengers or text. 


In lieu of flowers the family asks that gifts be directed as donations to the Kingsport Public Library or Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium. 


Rob walked a path full of adventure and good intent. Born in Houston, TX on Thursday, May 14th, 1981. He was a much anticipated and cherished son and grandson. He spent most of his childhood and adolescence in western Colorado where many days were spent outdoors, family expeditions were filled with mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, hiking, swimming and skateboarding. His prowess at snowboarding was one of his athletic points of pride. He was also often recognized for his intelligence. He excelled academically and even at a young age was inventing products for the good of the world. As a young adult he moved to eastern Tennessee where he met his partner of many years, Yolize, and had his son. Rob was an avid reader of any book and had a hunger for knowledge. His intellect, and natural problem-solving ability, was a skill often relied upon in his career as lead installer for Workspace Interiors. His kindness and generosity were obvious in the care he gave his many rescued pets. Rob was a philosopher in his own right and offered guidance, counseling, and help to many friends and fellow humans. He spent much of his free time bicycling, boating, swimming and gaming with his family. He is missed tremendously.


 “I existed from all eternity and behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.” -Khalil Gibran 

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