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Robert “Bob” Dale Rough Sr., 68, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away August 1, 2016 at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, from cancer and COPD. Graveside services will be held at 11AM, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas. A memorial gathering will be held Monday, August 8, 2016 from 3-5PM at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd Raytown, Missouri. Mr. Rough was born August 11, 1947 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Bob joined the United States Navy in 1964 at just 17 years old. He served his country for 6 years and spent a little over 3 years in Vietnam and at sea. Bob’s civilian life was full of fast cars & motorcycles. He enjoyed building and driving anything with a motor and wheels. He had many hobbies from collecting coins and pocket knives to wood working and traveling. He did many things for work over the years, but his true craftsmanship was auto mechanics. He lived by the seat of his pants and stared life in the face with sarcasm and laughter.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles James Rough Sr.
Survivors include his partner, Marilyn Lappe, mother, Beatrice Nadine Rough, brothers; Charles “Rowdy” James (Susan) Rough Jr, Carl David (Paula) Rough and sister, Connie Dean (Bruce) Pollock. Bob’s children; Robert “Bobby” Dale Rough Jr, Cynthia “Cindy” Renee Rough- Crawford, Tammy Nadine Rough, and Kathryn “Kitty” Grace Rough-Davis and step-children; Kimberly Dawn Merritt-Miller, Candace Deanna Bluvas, and Renee Jean Menges as well as 16 grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your local VA hospital in honor of Robert “Bob” Rough, USN.