Bob is a veteran of the US Army; he was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Bob was united in marriage with Elizabeth “Betty” Johnson on January 24, 1953 in Parkville, MO.
He spent more than 60 years as a member of Local Union 533, as a Pipe Fitter; working in Kansas City and Alaska during the construction of the Alaskan Pipeline. Bob was also a member of the Masonic Lodge Rising Sun #13.
He enjoyed dancing with his wife; deer hunting, listening to music and spending time with his family. Bob appreciated Vintage automobiles, especially his ’56 T-bird and his ’59 Corvette. For many years, during the Christmas holidays, Bob enjoyed dressing up in his red velvet suit with the white trim, portraying Santa Claus. He could be found at Hallmark Cards or in Parkville, MO during the “Christmas on the River” festival.
Bob was preceded in death by both parents; his wife, Betty; a daughter, Sherry L. Hilton and a brother, Richard Laverty. Survived by his daughters: Elaine (Roger) Bowles of Gladstone, MO; Darlene (David) Phillips of Oak Grove, MO; a sister, Virginia (Roy) Medlen of Kearney, MO; sister-in-law, Judy (Gary) Kirtley of Basehor, KS; six grandchildren: Robert, Amber, Lauren, Lane, Nick and Dillon; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church, 6700 N.W. 72nd Street Kansas City, MO. The Funeral Service will immediately follow at 2:00 pm. Memorial Contributions are suggested to Crossroad Hospice. Memories of Bob and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com