Bobby Dean Stacy

    Bobby Dean Stacy was born in a rural area of Madison County, Missouri on July 1, 1936 to Oscar and Stella (Pogue) Stacy and passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at the age of 86 years.

    He was named after Cardinal pitching great “Dizzy” Dean.
    Bobby graduated from Fredericktown High School and hitchhiked to California, where he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.  Having completed his military service, Bobby took advantage of the GI Bill and pursued Electrical Engineering at the Missouri School of Mines, settling into St. James, Missouri.
    He was the first in his family to graduate college and landed a position with AC Sparkplug that moved his family to Milwaukee in the early 60s. That specialized experience turned into a job with McDonald Aircraft in St. Louis, Missouri where he helped design the lead optical computing system for the Apollo spacecraft units.  
    While he was up for the challenges the engineering field offered, Bobby always wanted to be his own boss and longed to live in a small town again.
    In 1968, he and his family returned to St. James, Missouri and Bobby was encouraged by his friend Peno Cardetti to start his own business there.  In short order, B&S Auto Sales was born.  And was operated successfully for more than 30 years.  
    Bob contributed his time as Chairman of the St. James Industrial Board to help attract new businesses to the local community.
    Bob enjoyed floating the rivers, fishing and being on the lake and land that he and his wife cultivated together. He was always up for a card game, attending a Mizzou football game, a discussion about financial investments, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and a juicy steak at his favorite restaurant, Zeno’s.   
    He is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Mary (nee Fortner) Stacy; daughter, Paula (Bob) Mogley; grandchildren, Peyton Alexandra and Evan Robert; godchild, Jayna (nee Cardetti) Bruns; siblings and in-laws, Addison (Juanita) Stacy, Lindell (Regina) Stacy, Eudene (George) McDowell, Marie (Rusty) Turnbaugh, Pearl (Carl) Harper, Virgil (Delores) Stacy, Rosie (Ivan) Bailey and Mae (Denver) Tucker; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.  
    Celebration of Life funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.  
    Burial followed at the St. James Cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Bob Mogley, Nathan Bruns, Bart Cardetti, Bruce Daniels, Bob Laney and Peyton Mogley.  Honorary Pallbearers were Richard Cardetti, Bill Fortner, Stewart Brown and Ray Stacy.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home of St. James, Missouri.