October 9, 1930 ~ October 27, 2002

Mr. Robert E. McWilliams passed away Oct. 27, 2002, at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, at age 72 years & 18 days. Bob was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Farmington, to Emmett R. & Carrie Virginia 'Alexander' McWilliams. Also preceding were: his 1st wife, Lindra D. 'St. John' McWilliams; & 1 Sister, Evelyn Lee Vincel. Bob was: * a longtime member & deacon of Farmington 1st Baptist Church; * a Sunday School Teacher @ 1st Baptist for 45 years, the last dept. he taught was The Adult I Men's Class; * a US Air Force Veteran of The Korean War; * Bob started teaching History at Farmington High School in 1956; * he was the Boy's Basketball Coach 1956-64; * Assistant Girl's Volleyball Coach; * former Athletic Director; * Assistant High School Principal 1964-65; * became Administrative Assistant to Farmington Public Schools Supt. Ray Henry, in 1965 & remained in that position until his 1983 retirement; * Bob also served on the Farmington Public Library Board in his retirement. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: His WIFE - Darlene 'Williams' McWilliams, of Farmington; DAUGHTERS: Gretchen 'Mrs. Casey' Mustion, Springfield, MO; Elizabeth & Lynne Detring, St. Louis, MO; SONS: David (& Laura) McWilliams, Parkville, MO; Randy (& Kelli) Detring, Tulsa, OK; 5 GRANDCHILDREN : Griffen Mustion, Katie McWilliams, Kyle, Tyler & Avery Detring. 4 Nephews, 3 Great-Nephews, 3 Great-Nieces. Also, many other Relatives & Friends. Visitation Tues., resuming Wed. 7 am, at TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL & funeral Wed., 11 am, Oct. 30, 2002, at Farmington 1st Baptist Church, with Dr. William C. Miller officiating. Graveside services Thurs., Oct. 31st, 2 pm, at Iconium Cemetery, Woodbury, Tennessee. Memorials may be given to: Farmington First Baptist Church.

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  1. Mrs.McWILLIAMS I am sorry to hear about Bob.He was one of the finest men I ever had as a friend and school teacher, but most of all a brother in Christ. Bob always had the time to talk no mater where we would met, we could talk for hour's about most anything. I know he will be missed by all. But one thing for sure he is in the arms of God today. God bless you and your Family

  2. Darlene, my sympathy to you & the family. Bob will be missed so much by so many people. As far as I can remember back, Bob has "been there", being members of the same church, such a great guy in high school & an excellent Christian. If only we all could be like him, he set such a good example. May God see you through this time of sorrow. Margaret

  3. Bob was a very dear friend of mine, both in high school and during the 50s & 60s while i lived in Farmington. He was a great example of what a genuine leader should be.

  4. Bob was a personal friend to Mary & I. He taught us both History in FSHS. Bob was my basketball coach at FSHS. Bob also was my sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church. He lived across the street from my parents (Eugene & Larna Pogue) when he was a child and then "as time would have it" he lived across the street from my parents at his present residence. Bob will be missed but I know he has a choice spot in our Heavenly Kingdome with our Lord.

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