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Williams, Bobby Lee

Williams, Bobby Lee

April 3, 1933 — October 19, 2021

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, Bobby Lee Williams, loving Father, Grandpa and Pop Bob, passed away at the age of 88.

Bob was born on April 3, 1933 in Cameron, MO. He was raised by his parents Raymond and Bernice Williams. After high school Bob joined the army and served through the duration of the Korean War. He built and taught tactical air school and was a reconnaissance pilot. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1955. He attended William Jewel and Finlay University where he received his engineering degree in 1957. On May 20, 1955 he married his wife Beverly Ann Smith. They raised a son Dennis and a daughter Sue. They had another son, David, whom passed shortly after birth.

After retirement from electrical engineering Bob opened and operated sporting good stores in the Kansas City area. After closing his sporting good stores he worked for years with NFIB advocating for small businesses. Through this time he was heavily involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and also with Promise Keepers. In 2005 he helped his granddaughter with her photography business in local daycares. In 2015 he used his love of teaching and became a para and substitute teacher throughout Jackson county schools. Bob enjoyed the rest of his retirement getting closer to his family and loved ones.

Bob had several great passions in life. He loved everything outdoors. Running, camping, trap shooting, hunting, skiing and rock climbing were a few of his outdoor passions. His greatest outdoor passion was fishing. He taught most of his grand and great grandchildren how to fish. When he wasn’t outdoors, Bob always was dressed to the “nines”. He and Beverly loved to travel and would often take the family with them in their travels. They loved going to casinos and on cruises.

Through all of Bob’s life adventures he has always been family motivated. Pop Bob would light up every time he was around any of his family, especially his great and great great grand children. Pop Bob always had a hot wheel or match box car for the young ones. He loved the joy it would bring to them. Pop Bob made every possible sports game for as many grandchildren as he could. He was a true fan of each of the grandchildren.

Bob was a spiritual leader in his family. He was a devout Christian. He loved going to church. He would always be the first to pray at meals. He was a Godly role model to so many.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Raymond, his mother, Bernice, his wife Beverly, and his son David. He is survived by his children Dennis and Sue. He is Grandpa to 8: Adam, Emily, Joshua, Clinton, Matthew, Jacob, Brett and Rebekah. He is Pop Bob to 14: Leslie, Zach, Austin, Kade, Zane, Aubry, Gabriel, Korbyn, Tyce, Andra, Maisy, Oliver, Bo and Luke.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Cornerstone Church (301 SE AA Hwy, Blue Springs, MO) at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to made to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Bob Williams name.

Service Information

A celebration of life ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Cornerstone Church (301 SE AA Hwy, Blue Springs, MO) at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to made to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Bob Williams name.

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