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Robert A. “Bob” Russell, 88, of Kansas City, Missouri passed on June 21, 2019 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 5:00PM at the flag pole at Teetering Rocks Villas, 8815 Crysler, KCMO. This will be casual so please bring a lawn chair.
Bob was one of a kind, to know him was to love him. He was a lover of sports. He set the city record in pole vault his senior year at Central High School in Kansas City. He loved basketball, but especially loved baseball. Bob played baseball on a number of Kansas City teams. He also played baseball in Germany for the Army and for the New York Yankee Farm team. He was a professional bowler and owned the Blue Ridge Bowl along with several others. Bob worked as a district manager for Kelloggs for 25 years and after retirement he dealt cards for 10 more years at Ameristar Casino.
He was preceded in death by his mother Hazel and father Charles, 3 sisters Dorothy, Ethel, and Charlene and a brother Charles.
He leaves his wife Beverly of the home; sons; Ron (Lisa) Russell and Ray Russell and grandson Dakota Russell who is currently serving in the Navy in Guam; 3 step-children; Debbie (Dennis) Dierking, Doug (Audrey) Wasson, and Dan (Leslie) Wasson; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.