Robert Jackson "Bob" Munson Jr.

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Robert "Bob" Jackson Munson, Jr., often referred to as "the nicest man in politics," passed away in the early morning hours of December 16. Bob is survived by his wife, Tracy Brasher Munson, mother Kathryn "Kitty" Munson Dammon, daughter and son-in-law Leigh Neri and Michael Neri, son and daughter-in-law Robert J. Munson, III and Sarah Sullivan Munson, daughter Morgan Anne Munson, grandsons Andrew and Alexander Neri, Jackson Munson and Joshua Peek, brother Tom Munson and sister Pam English along with numerous nieces and nephews. Born March 12, 1950, Bob grew up on Witchwood Plantation in Cheneyville, LA, and often liked to refer to himself as a "farm boy," a suggestion actual farm boys would find humorous. After graduating from LSU, Bob followed in his father's rather large political footsteps as a campaign strategist and public servant. He successfully represented clients from United States Senate campaigns to gubernatorial races in states across the country, though it was Louisiana politics he loved the most. In his element, Bob was known as a man who ran campaigns ethically and with integrity in a business rarely known for either. Through his work, he forged personal relationships that would last his lifetime. Bob was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a board member of Trinity Episcopal Day School. He was an avid tennis player at the Bocage Racquet Club who loved working out, hiking and all physical activities. In his death, Bob was surrounded by his family, friends and the love of his life Tracy, whom he adored beyond measure. His family praises God that Bob found life in Christ. Visitation will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, from 9-11 am until memorial service at 11 am on Friday, December 18, followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank or Open Air Ministries.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Dec. 16 to Dec. 19, 2015