Robert “Bob” Eugene Chew Sr. of Leasburg, Missouri was born on Saturday, August 6, 1938 in Sullivan, Missouri to Harry E. and Helen Welfery Chew and passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 25 days.
He married Marcella Buchanan on March 31, 1956 at First Baptist Church in Cuba, Missouri. He later married Dormalee Green.
Bob was a hard worker. He worked for the Missouri State Highway Department for several years. He worked on the side laying asphalt for Ernie Holland for many homes and businesses in this area. He retired from the City of St. James working multiple jobs. He loved to fish and deer hunt. He enjoyed going to listen to music around the area, with bluegrass being his favorite.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Helen Chew; grandparents, Harry (Lulu) Chew and Jimmy (Dorothy) Welfery; wife, Dormalee Chew; son, Robert Eugene Chew Jr; daughters, Donna (Tom) Williams and Jeannie Haney; brothers, Bunkie (Lorraine) Chew, Elmer (Lorraine) Chew, Harold “Pee Wee” (Maggie) Chew and Leroy Chew; and sister, Peggy Badgeley.
He is survived by his companion, Shirley Beal of Leasburg, Missouri; ex-wife, Marcella SanSoucie of Blackwell, Missouri; children, Darlene (fiancé Walter Beal) Chew of Leasburg, Missouri, Michael (Susan) Chew of Plato, Missouri and Randy (Shelley) Chew of Owensville, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Theresa Chew of Springfield, Missouri; brother-in-law, John Badgeley of Mt. Vernon, Missouri; sister-in-law, Arbell Chew of Sullivan, Missouri; grandchildren, Jamie (Jason) Norton, Christopher (Amber) Chew and Cody (Cherokee) Chew, all of Ozark, Missouri, Austin Chew and Robert Callahan of Cuba, Missouri, Deven (fiancée Michaela Huerner) Williams and Mackenzie Williams, all of Owensville, Missouri, Robert Eugene Chew III and Rachel Chew, both of Springfield, Missouri, Stevie Fugitt of Cuba, Missouri, Scott (Corrine) Fugitt of Republic, Missouri, April Fugitt of Branson, Missouri, Justin Fugitt of Des Moines, Iowa, Seriae (Daniel) Wilson of Leasburg, Missouri, Crystal (Richard) Loughridge of Sullivan, Missouri and Lisa (Kyle) Lambert of Plato, Missouri; a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at noon on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Bro. Len Young officiating.
Burial was in the Davisville Cemetery in Davisville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.