Monday, September 19, 2016

Obituary - Robert "Bob" Samuel Kimzey

Robert "Bob" Samuel Kimzey
Robert "Bob" Samuel Kimzey, age 70, passed from this life on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the family farm surrounded by his family. He was born on April 15th, 1946 in rural Eldorado Springs, Mo. He was the son of Rolla E. Kimzey and Pearl O. (Stone) Kimzey. On April 30th, 1965 he was united in marriage to Judy A. (Thomas) Kimzey, and she survives of the home.

Bob grew up in the Roscoe and Osceola area before moving to Nevada at a young age. In his teenage years, he worked for local farmers and later was employed by Young Iron and Metal in Nevada before moving to Kansas City to pursue a career in constuction. After suffering health issues and the death of his father-in-law, he and his family returned to Nevada to reside on the family farm.

Bob enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren whether it was helping them in 4-H projects, working on cars, or raising horses. He was an especially kind, forgiving, and generous man, always quick to help others in need. He was a great fabricator that had the skills to make whatever he needed to fix anything. If he didn't have it, Bob could make it. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with family. In his later years, he learned the art of flint knapping (making arrowheads) which he became very good at and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and talent with others at various events.

Survivors, in addition to his wife Judy, include three children, Randy Kimzey and wife Kristie of Bronaugh, Mo; Missy (Kimzey) Wehmeyer and husband Devin of Nevada; Eric Bachtal and wife Patricia of Snoqualmie, Wa; and daughter-in-law Dianne (Ashley) Kimzey of Oak Grove, Mo; seven grandchildren Amanda Kimzey of Ozark, Mo; Korey Kimzey of Bronaugh, Mo; Zachary and Dalton Kimzey both of Oak Grove, Mo; Tyler Kimzey and Kallie Hardman of Nevada, Mo; Paula Bachtal of Snoqualmie, Wa; and two step grand-children George Rocco and Taylor Wehmeyer of Nevada, Mo; and a sister Shirley Heathman and Tom of Nevada, Mo; plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bud Kimzey, and a son Rob Kimzey, and also father and mother in-law Coolie and Polly Thomas and brother in-law Gene Thomas.

Memorial services will be held at10:00 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016 in the Ferry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roger Beach officiating. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A private family graveside service will follow Friday services in Balltown Cemetery, Horton, MO. Memorials may be made to the Vernon County Cancer Relief or Crossroads 4-H in care of Ferry Funeral Home.