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Robert L. “Bob” Sims

Robert Lee “Bob” Sims was born February 14, 1942 in Bascom, Florida and departed this life on February 28, 2021 at Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg Missouri, surrounded by the love of family, at the age of 79 years and 14 days.

He was the son of Fred and Vera “Mildred” (Allen) Sims.

Bob spent his younger years in Florida, graduating from Blountstown High School, Blountstown, Florida in 1960.

On September 23, 1960 Bob joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country for 23 years, retiring on September 30, 1983 with the rank of Technical Sergeant. After retiring from the United States Air Force, Bob attended Midwest Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

On August 21, 1961, Bob was united in marriage with Clara Walden of Bristol, Florida. Bob and Clara were stationed many places throughout Bob’s military career including South Carolina, Texas, Panama Canal Zone, Missouri, the Philippines, then back to Missouri. After Bob’s retirement, Bob and Clara made their home in Missouri.

Bob was a pastor in God’s service for 17 years before retirement. He was the minister of the Cleveland Missouri Baptist Church for many years, before God lead him to Rose Hill Baptist Church in LaTour, Missouri where he was serving as pastor at the time of his retirement. Bob’s heart and life was serving God. His favorite question to ask of anyone he met was “are you going to Heaven, yes, no or I hope so”, and from that question alone, Bob led many to the Lord.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Fred Sims; his mother and step-father, Mildred and Horace Kent, and one granddaughter, Jennifer Cincoski.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Clara (Walden) Sims of the home; two sons, Robert “Keith” Sims of Columbia, Missouri and John M. Sims and wife Jennifer of Raymore, Missouri; two daughters, Regina Cincoski and husband Thomas of Cottage Grove, Minnesota and Jenna Cooper and husband Chris of Lenexa, Kansas; 15 Grandchildren, 7 Great-Grandchildren; special friends, Rex and Diana Fugate of Cleveland, Missouri, other relatives and many, many friends.

Per Bob’s wishes, cremation has been accorded.

 A Memorial Visitation “In Memory of Robert Lee “Bob” Sims” will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Graveside Service with Full Military Honors will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. Military Honors will be provided by the United States Air Force Honor Guard from Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Missouri.

 

 

 

9 Messages

  • Therese Stegner Posted March 13, 2021 5:01 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss! Your dad was always such a nice person!

  • Ralph & Olivia Whitfield Posted March 13, 2021 5:53 pm

    Clara, This condolence comes with heartfelt regrets for you & family! Just know Ralph & I may not be there in body but for sure we are in mind & spirit! Bobby will always be remembered for his gentle & fondness for his family and SAVIOUR! For a little humor, I shall remember the many times many of your classmates tried to coerced you NOT TO MARRY THAT BOY FROM BLOUNTSTOWN! And he took it with strife! WE LOVE YOU! A LASTING FRIENDSHIP

  • Ralph Mason Posted March 13, 2021 5:57 pm

    Bob, may your rest in peace. And of course, Thank You for Your Service to our country.

  • Tracy Harth Posted March 13, 2021 9:41 pm

    Joe and I will miss him dearly before we got married he talked to us about it make a chair we were where we needed to be He was the sweetest man we’ve ever known Hugs and kisses to the family and our condolences the family

  • Tommy and Barbara Davis Posted March 14, 2021 2:43 pm

    Bob you were loved, and will surrly be missed. Thank you for making my sister happy. .and your service for the Lord

  • Jan Riddle Posted March 14, 2021 2:47 pm

    So sorry for your loss Regina. I remember the stories you told about your visits to Missouri.

  • Krista Ware Posted March 14, 2021 10:54 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Rex & Di Posted March 16, 2021 9:17 pm

    I remember the first time I met Bob. I hadn’t been to church.for awhile due to taking care of my mom. Rex and the boys however, had been attending since that May in 1994. We were all attending a Christmas program in Drexel that year. I did not know these people yet. We go to get seated, Rex goes first, his mom next, then Clara, Bob and me. I was a bit upset with Rex for these seating arrangements. However, in the middle of the program, I hear Bob sniffling, of course I already was, I handed him a tissue and that started one of the best friendship/family relationships I’ve ever had. Bob and Clara always said I was his sister so that I could get in the doctors visits and hospital stays. I was his sister, his sister in Christ. Sure go to miss you Bob, and you saying “Hi I’m Sargent Fantastic, what’s your name?”

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