He was born Sept. 3, 1926 in Gentry County, Mo. to Emery and Missouri Anne Davis. He was the last of six children, Dale, Del, Walker, Jay, Bonnie and Bob.
In 1945 he married Joann Marie Allee. They lived on Cherry Knob in Shardian, Mo. and raised three children, Robert Allen, Sueann Marie and Deborra Gail.
Bob farmed, worked with Joy Manufacturing, managed the Farmland Coop, was district manager for a hybrid seed company and owned and managed Village Tree Mobile Home Park. In 1977 he married Vaeniece Blakesley. McCool Jct. became their home and community family. He was a member of the McCool Jct. planning and zoning committee for ten years. Bob loved his home and community. He was active in his church and community. He will always be loved and remembered, never forgotten.
He is survived by his wife, Vaeniece of McCool Jct.; daughters, Sueann (Steve Letterman) Stephens of Strafford, Mo. and Deborah (Dean) Pettit of Mt. Ayr, Iowa; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Bob was also survived by several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, three brothers, two sisters and his son, Allen.
Celebration of life services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at the McCool United Methodist Church in McCool Jct. with Pastor Ralph Gaines officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be at the Isidora Cemetery in Sheridan, Mo. at a later date. There will be no viewing as it was Bob’s wish to be cremated. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.