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Robert Wayne “Bob” Bishop

Robert Wayne “Bob” Bishop passed away peacefully August 22, 2012, at Four Seasons following an illness while receiving rehabilitative care preparing him to go home. He had fought the good fight against the cancer that was diagnosed in 2010.

On February 26, 2012, he married his sweetheart of 24 years, Karen Isaac. She survives in the home.    Bob served his country during the Korean War Conflict in the Army Engineer Division and he was very grateful for the good health care provided at Harry S. Truman VA Hospital in Columbia.

Bob worked for Bill Greer Motors as a mechanic but was primarily a truck driver having worked for Castle Brothers, Albins and then he retired from Howard Ready Mix after many years.  After “retiring” he drove a school bus for Otterville School into his 70’s. Many people will remember him for shoeing their horses and as a horse trainer/trader.   Bob’s sense of humor, witticisms and story-telling entertained his family and many friends through the years. If you needed help Bob was willing and he was very appreciative of the good neighbors and friends he had. He loved and cared for many animal friends through the years.

He is survived by three stepchildren from his previous marriage to” Bettie” Mettenburg Gardner Bishop in 1957: Frank Bishop, Sedalia, Steve (Patty) Gardner, Sedalia and Barbara Gardner-Bishop, Ashland and two stepchildren from his current marriage: Kristine (Victor) Kimery, Marshall and John E. (Sherrie) Stouffer, Marshall. There are nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His little dog Puddles misses him, too.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, three brothers and five sisters.

The body has been cremated. A private service for family and close friends will be held on Saturday, September 29th at 2 PM followed by a sharing of stories and pictures until 4 PM. There will be no food or drinks. Bring a lawn chair.

We are sure Bob is riding a “Higher Trail” with his beloved buckskin Po.

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