Originally from Fulton, Bob attended college at Columbia College and Lincoln University. He moved to Southeast Missouri to be close to his sister; she was adopted, and they met when Bob was 57 – a wonderful gift! (She also works at Ark Appraisal!)
Bob was inspired by his mother, who completed a nursing degree while working full time and mothering two sons in high school. She worked with one of the first open-heart surgery teams in Springfield, Missouri. Her ability to multi-task and get everything done impressed him at a young age and modeled his “get it done” attitude on her. He hopes to be remembered as a funny, sensitive man who cared for others.
When he’s away from work, Bob can be found enjoying one of his many hobbies. He excels at crossword puzzles and quilting. He’s a car enthusiast and loves taking his convertible out for a spin. He also loves animals and supports the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. And on Sunday mornings, you can find Bob curled up with a book or watching political commentary on TV.
Best described as: Intelligent, loyal, curious
On his bucket list: Road trip in his convertible from Chicago to the Pacific Ocean
Personal Motto: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
Motivated by: Crossing things off his list
What 10-year old Bob wanted to be when he grew up: A minister