Robert L. Sargent
Robert L. Sargent
Funeral services for Robert L. Sargent, 94, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at First Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
He reached his heavenly home on June 19th, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Bob was born June 22, 1927 at Sargent Valley, Nebraska, near Round Valley, to Glenn and Grace (Caldwell) Sargent, who preceded him in death. Bob was the eldest child of six siblings. On June 3, 1947, he married the love of his life, Norma Jean Kinder. They were married for over sixty years prior to her death. In 1959, Bob and Jean moved their family to West Plains, Missouri, where he founded Ozark Asphalt Company. His hard work paid off and the company grew to a major asphalt business in southern Missouri. He retired from his company at age seventy. Bob has always been very involved in the community and active in many organizations. He was a proud member of Abou Ben Adhem Host Shrine Club and Past Worshipful Master of Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge #327. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church where he was saved and baptized at age thirty-two. It is at this same church where he walked his three daughters down the aisle. He loved attending Emmaus Road Sunday School class. He served his country in the Army where he attained the rank of Staff Seargent. Through the years he was involved as the President of Sheltered Workshop, Boatmans’ and Bank of America board Member, Associated General Contractors serving as President, Richards R-5 school board, and was the oldest active member of the West Plains Country Club where he loved being a member of the 12:30 Gang. Although Bob lived nearly ninety-five years and had a very full life, he will be missed by those who loved him so much. His family meant everything to him and his friends were highly regarded as instrumental in keeping him active and “young.”
Bob and Jean were blessed with three daughters, Saundra Roe (Tom), Shirlee Francis (Joe) and Sharon Hamlet (Rick). Bob was very proud of his daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren and could often be heard discussing how lucky he was to have this family. Papa Bob’s grandchildren are referred to as “The Magnificent Seven”. They are Keith Roe, Chris Roe (Duanella), Tricia Thomas (Chuck), Kelly Roe (Paige), Robert Francis, Jessica Hamlet (Sarah) and Justin Hamlet (Natasha). Bob enjoyed sixteen great-grandchildren: Kelsey, Katelyn, Kassidy, Chase, Nacona, Hannah, Nakaiya, Claire, Avery, Jamison, Brooklynn, Sutton, Parker, Aiden, Bodhi and Ryan. The next generation already includes six great-great-grandchildren. Bob is survived by three siblings, Norma Kissick (Don), Joseph Sargent (LaVerne) and Leona Rosenow; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many great friends.
Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Jean, parents, brothers – Carl and Donald Sargent, in-laws Roy and Susie Kinder, brothers- and sisters-in-law, LeRoy and Barbara Kinder, Lynn and Kaye Kinder, sister in-law Barbara Sargent, and brothers- in-law Francis Strieff and Chuck Rosenow.
The family would like to thank Dr Robert Martin, the doctors and nurses of OMC Medical Center, Three River’s Hospice, along with Bob’s special Helpers, Diana Stokes, Joyce Coppock, Royce Pace and Susan Howard.
Family visitation will be held Tuesday, June 21st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. His final resting place will be beside his wife at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Pomona, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to HOST Shrine Club, West Plains Chapter, and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
June 20, 2022 @ 12:05 pm
I am so very sorry to hear of Bob’s death. As a member of HOST Shrine Club he was the consummate member. Always leading in our fraternal and philanthropic activities. He will be greatly missed.
Love to you all
HOST Shrine Club
June 20, 2022 @ 1:24 pm
I loved Bob because he was such a good friend to my uncle, Bob Thompson. He faithfully visited him, with a milk shake, every Wednesday for as long as he was at Shady Oaks in Thayer. I had many good visits with him. He was a good man. I am glad to have known him.
June 20, 2022 @ 3:13 pm
The Sargent Families,
Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the passing of Bob. He was a wonderful, caring individual and always had a smile on his face! He will be missed. During this time may God wrap his arms of comfort and strength around each of you giving encouragement and peace to all of you too. May God bless all of you.
In Christian Love,
June 20, 2022 @ 4:23 pm
I am sorry to hear if Bob’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to him at the HOST meetings.
June 20, 2022 @ 5:47 pm
My sincere sympathy
Kim Sanders Nolen
June 20, 2022 @ 9:38 pm
What a great man to have so many kind words spoken about him from so many different people ! It will be very difficult to fill his shoes in the West Plains community. Peace to all. Cheryl, Mike and Brent Shores
David & Mallory Snodgras
June 21, 2022 @ 9:14 am
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with Bob at the Country Club. Your family will be in our thoughts & prayers!
June 21, 2022 @ 9:40 am
Bob was an amazing man and will be missed!
June 21, 2022 @ 10:24 am
I will miss Bob at Mt. Zion Lodge where I remember that when I was there he would always be there. He just did not miss lodge. I am glad that I got to know him.
June 21, 2022 @ 10:37 am
We grieve with all of the family and also celebrate his life. Bob supported the WPCC for many years and was a joy to play golf with. We will miss his laughter and his dedication to golf.
Marge & Barry Slayton
June 22, 2022 @ 8:17 am
I’m so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I worked at the country club for many years and he was always so good to me. He was truly a kind person.
Craig and Sherri Cromer
June 22, 2022 @ 9:16 am
So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. Years ago we had the joy of playing golf with Him and Jean and they were always so fun. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Cherish your many memories
Bill and Beverly Linson
June 22, 2022 @ 1:36 pm
S0 sorry !!!
Judy and Barry Sargent
June 24, 2022 @ 6:37 pm
We are broken hearted and so sorry this is so late. It may be too late for anyone to read this but we wanted to express our love for Uncle Bob here. Uncle Bob, Uncle Joe (Laverne), Aunt Norma (Don) and Aunt Leona drove all the way up here to Door County Wisconsin recently for a few special days with Judy and I. Uncle Bob’s spirit is still felt within us…he was such a special person. We spent a few special days together up here in Door County. Dear Saundra, Shirlee and Sharon and your families, please know that you are most definitely in our hearts!!
Judy and Barry Sargent
Mary Ann Lawrence
June 25, 2022 @ 5:17 pm
Sandra, Shirlee, and Sharon Your Dad was always so special to me anytime or anywhere I saw him we always had a good chat about our banking days. He was one of the kindest men I ever knew. I will miss him and going to Grizzly games where I would always see him.
July 17, 2022 @ 7:15 pm
Played many rounds of golf with Bob. I don’t think I could hit a ball like him when I’m 90! A legend is gone.