Robert Lee “Bob” Link answered Christ’s call on Monday May 27, 2019, at Lafayette Regional Hospital, with his wife by his side.
Bob, the youngest of eleven children, was born in Higginsville, Nov. 30, 1939, to Adolph Henry Link and Mary Catherine (Keithley) Link.
Bob was married to Shirley (Anderson) Link, for the past 32 years and resided in Lexington, where he was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge. After being drafted into the U.S. Army infantry in 1963, he attained the rank of Specialist E-4, and was honorably discharged in 1965.
Bob went to work for Lake City Arsenal and retired in 1999 after 34 years of service. Bob also owned his own lawn care service, for 25 plus years, mowing local cemeteries and yards. Up to his passing, you could always find him proudly, worrying and displaying his yard work. Bob enjoyed fishing, was an enthusiast of hot rods and an avid dirt track race fan, spending many Friday and Saturday nights sitting in turn four.
Along with his parents, Bob was preceded in death by sisters, Mildred Groves, Lorene Wahlers and Virginia Temple; his brothers, Meredith, Leslie, Donald and Daniel Link.
He is survived by his sisters, Ruth (Earl) Roderick, Joyce (Sam) VanSandt and Joann Opfer. Bob is also survived by his immediate family who he dearly loved: his wife Shirley; three stepsons, Scott (Stephanie) Anderson, Eric (Deborah) Anderson and Lance (Debbie) Anderson; and children from his first marriage, Pamela (Gabe) Madison, Cathy (Kevin) Miller, Michael Link and stepdaughter Brenda (Bart) Brackman.
He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, Bailey, Rebecca, Charlie, Alexandra, Olivia, Tristen, Izabella, Danielle, Keagan, Kaliska, Dan R, Dakota, Brooke and Bradley, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2019, at the United Methodist Church, Lexington, with visitation at 10 a.m. Interment will be at 1 p.m. in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville.
Memorials are suggested to the Women’s Group of the United Methodist Church, Lexington.