CELINA — Robert Monroe, formerly of Denison, will be honored this Saturday with party celebrating his 100th birthday. The gathering will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Settlers Ridge Care Center in Celina.

CELINA — Robert Monroe, formerly of Denison, will be honored this Saturday with party celebrating his 100th birthday. The gathering will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Settlers Ridge Care Center in Celina.


Monroe was born in Alba on Nov. 13, 1913 and the family lived in several Texas cities as his father was a carpenter and went where he could find work. He graduated from Forrest High School in Dallas and attended North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington where he earned an ASC degree in civil engineering. Following college, Monroe worked in the Kilgore oil fields, then for Proctor & Gamble, the Cowley and Monroe drafting firm, was a regional engineer for Conway Oil and served as director of maintenance and transportation for the Denison Independent School District.


Monroe lived in Denison for 57 years and was involved in the community. He was the first man to served as president of the Parent Teacher Organization at Denison High School. He also served as president of Denison Pony League Baseball and the MM & BF Short Line Railroad in Denison. He was an elder in the Armstrong Avenue Church of Christ (now Park Avenue Church of Christs) and of Central Church of Christ. He has also written a book about his life which was printed in August of this year.


He was married to Frances Floyd Monroe for 37 years. Following her death in 1974, Monroe married Carrie Turner in 1975 and they were married for 30 years. The Monroe children are Nancy Monroe Wall of Bells and Bob Monroe of Flower Mound. He also has five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.