Robert Eugene Bryan, 81, of Boonville, passed away at Lakeview Care Center on Sunday, Dec. 19.
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Funeral services for Mr. Bryan will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Boonville Thursday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Roach officiating. Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service at the church. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Robert Eugene Bryan was born in Boonville, April 14, 1929, the son of Rolland Edward Bryan and Stella Pearl Kruse Bryan.
He was married to Bettye Jo Smith on Nov. 9, 1949, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Boonville. Bob was a welder and had worked for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company for many years in this area. He relocated in Texas for the past thirty years until he returned to Boonville to be closer to family. He was an accomplished athlete and loved any kind of sport. He played baseball in the 1950s for the Boonville Ban Johnson with the likes of Donnie Viertel, Gil Jewett and Wilbur Farris. His hobbies were fishing, carpentry and using his welding skills to make anything out of metal. He had a soft spot in his heart for all children, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Bryan was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Louise Bryan, a brother, Larry Yule and an infant sister, Mary Agnes Bryan. He is survived by his wife, Bettye Jo, his sons, Robert Eugene Bryan II of Camarillo, Calif, Clifford Jerome Bryan of Prairie Home and daughters, Regina Elaine Bryan of Prairie Home, Patricia Ann Bottoms of Garden City, Mo., and Rebecca Lynn Rowden of Prairie Home. A brother, Henry E. Bryan of Boonville and sisters; Mildred Cramer of Independence, Mo., Karen Yule of Loveland, Colo. and Kathryn Mezzonotti of Upper Falls, Md., also survive, as well as his grandchildren; Laura Cardwell and Whitney Gariepy of Garden City, Mo., Denya Myers of Odessa, Fla., Steven and Leta Bryan of Camarillo, Calif., Sarah Painter of Eden Prairie, Minn., Jonathan Bryan of Aviston, Ill., Michael Bryan of Columbia, Mo., Allison Hartsell of Springfield, Mo., Christopher Rowden of Prairie Home and Lacey Edwards of Boonsboro and great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Delaeni Painter, Brennan, Avery and Garhett Cardwell and Kayleen and Kalli Anne Gariepy.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that donations be directed to the American
Condolences may be sent online at: wwwdavisfuneralchapelboonville.com.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Dec. 21 to Dec. 28, 2010