Bobby Joe Whitmire
Bobby Joe Whitmire
Graveside services for Bobby Joe Whitmire, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2020 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Whitmire passed away at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020, at his home.
He was born August 6, 1934, at Alicia, Arkansas, to Kenneth Whitmire and Mildred Light Whitmire. Mr. Whitmire was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy. Before his retirement, he was a foreman at Amyx Manufacturing. Mr. Whitmire enjoyed woodworking and had a collection of Bluegrass music. He was a Christian.
He is survived by two children, Bobby G. Whitmire and wife, Kristen, Billings, Missouri and Kathy Bauer and husband, Ken, West Plains; the mother of his children, Louise Whitmire, West Plains; four grandchildren, Jordan Thomas Whitmire, Anna Caitlan Whitmire, Dalton Lee Day and Valerie Matheson; one great-grandchild, Jessie Whitmire; one sister, Linda Johnson, Black Rock, Arkansas; and several nephews.
His parents and one sister, Shelby preceded him in death.
Mr. Whitmire will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association or Ronald McDonald H ouse and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
July 13, 2020 @ 12:28 pm
Bobby, Kathy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear the loss of your dad and loved one. Your dad was always a good friend to my dad. They both loved music. Thought it was neat that they shared the same first name. I saw your dad a few weeks back at Cash Saver, and it was good to visit with him. Hugs and love to you and your family!!
July 13, 2020 @ 4:10 pm
Sorry for your loss. Former co -worker office Amyx Mfg
July 15, 2020 @ 3:05 pm
Kathy and family, so sorry for your loss! Praying for you and God will see you through this very difficult time!! Hugs to you!!
Debbie Brown Hooker
July 16, 2020 @ 7:27 am
Bobby, I am sad for your loss. I will be praying for comfort and peace at this difficult time in your life.