Bob Whitaker

August 16, 1938 ~ January 29, 2021

Bobby Gene Whitaker, of Farmington, Missouri passed away January 29, 2021. He was born August 16, 1938 in Black, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Edna (Yount) Whitaker; and sister, Sandy Sparks.


Bob is survived by his loving wife Ida (Martin) Whitaker; and five children, Becky West and husband Bob, Paula Keeling and husband Jim, Robert Whitaker and wife Gayle, Peggy Krichbaum and husband Bob, Mary Arnhart and husband Ron; twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.


A private graveside service will be held at Antioch Cemetery. The family will be planning a public memorial service to be held at a later date. View obituary and share condolences online at

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  1. Bob was a great Brother,Brother in Law, and a SUPER FRIEND. He would have given the shirt off of his back if to anyone that needed it. Bob was greatly Loved and will be missed by everyone. We Love You Bob and will see you again one day.

  2. Bob is a cousin that was easy to feel close to, and I am so sad that he will no longer be at our family reunions. He was always so jolly and talked to everyone. I could see that he truly enjoyed being with family. He called us “ Cuz “. I am praying for all the family, and a healing touch for Ida. I love all of my cousins. May God comfort you all with happy memories until that grand reunion in Heaven.

  3. Bob made you feel better. A dear friend indeed. "B.H.S" those were the years. "Our loss is Heavens gain". Love and prayers to
    the family.. "See you later"… Jim & Karen Davis

  4. Bob,was my cousin,went to
    Church with him in town,loved
    Him to wife played
    Guitar in church,with bob.always
    Had a funny clean joke😃before
    He great grandpa,was
    Orville yount,lived on deadens,
    Pronvince,road.will miss you much
    Bob! But not forgotten! 😇🙏

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