Robert Wayne "Bob" Flora, Sr., 84, a longtime Liberty resident, began his journey into eternal life on October 14, 2022. He was in the comfort of his home surrounded by family and friends.
Bob was born into this life on June 22, 1938 in Hoagland, Indiana, the seventh of eight children of Josephine Harrod Flora and Robert Cassel Flora. Along with his parents, Bob is preceded in death by five siblings.
Bob graduated from Decatur (Indiana) High School in 1956. After graduation, he joined the US Air Force. In 1957, Bob met the love of his life, Vicki Owen, through mutual friends. They were married August 22, 1959 and blessed with three handsome boys and one beautiful daughter.
Bob worked for Pleasant Valley Baptist Church as the Facilities Manager for 20 years. He taught an adult Sunday school class at the church for eight years. Bob also worked as a bus driver for the Liberty School District for 20 years. He was active with his boys in Scouting and was an Honorary Warrior of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Bob also enjoyed playing overhand softball on "The Bank Team" in Liberty.
Bob leaves his wife of 63 years, Vicki; children, Patrick Dean (Cassie), Robert Wayne Jr. (Clarissa), Jeffrey Scott (Karla) and Beverly Jo Couch (Jeffrey); 24 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Flora Van Vranken of Florida and Rosie Flora Lister (Winston) of Arizona; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was a man of great wisdom and humor, and will be missed by all who had the honor to know him.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, followed by a service celebrating Bob's life at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, November 9, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Burial with military honors will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Parkinson's Foundation.Service Information:
Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, followed by a service celebrating Bob’s life at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, November 9, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Burial with military honors will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO.