Bobby Joe Jewell, 65, of rural Slater, Mo., died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at his home.
Born March 28, 1946, in Thayer, M0., he was the son of the late Cleveland Jewell and Nora Mary Davis Jewell. He was a 1964 graduate of Thayer High School. On Dec. 30, 1976, he married Lois Johnson, who survives of the home.
He lived in rural Slater for many years, previously living in Kansas City, Mo., and Thayer, and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Saline City and its Voters Assembly.
He worked at Hanrahan Asphalt and Paving in Kansas City, then at Cargill Feed in Marshall.
He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 541. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, playing cards and checkers, farming and getting together with family and friends. He loved playing and listening to music, as well as dancing. Bobby never met a stranger.
In addition to his wife, Lois, he is survived by his children, Angela Hilderbrand and husband, Brian, of Hiltons, Va.,, Bobby Ray Jewell and wife, Lisa, of Marshall, Renee Jewell Graeber of Raymore, Mo., Michael Jewell and wife, Darlene, of rural Slater, Amy Jewell of Marshall, Shane Jewell of rural Slater and Dylan Jewell of the home; 10 grandchildren; five great-grand-
children; one brother, David Jewell and wife, Nancy, of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Jeannie Robertson and husband, Bob, of Jacksonville, Texas, and Dorothy Sue Weishaar of St. Louis, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Roy Jewell; two grandchildren; five brothers, Norman, Newman, Gordon, Eldon and his twin brother Wilbur Jewell; and one sister, Ruby Bradley.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2011, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Saline City, with Pastor Mark Hass officiating.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Saline City. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Missouri Cancer Associates. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.