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Bobby Joe Whitmire

Graveside services for Bobby Joe Whitmire, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2020 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Whitmire passed away at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020, at his home.


He was born August 6, 1934, at Alicia, Arkansas, to Kenneth Whitmire and Mildred Light Whitmire.  Mr. Whitmire was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy.  Before his retirement, he was a foreman at Amyx Manufacturing.  Mr. Whitmire enjoyed woodworking and had a collection of Bluegrass music.  He was a Christian.


He is survived by two children, Bobby G. Whitmire and wife, Kristen, Billings, Missouri and Kathy Bauer and husband, Ken, West Plains; the mother of his children, Louise Whitmire, West Plains; four grandchildren, Jordan Thomas Whitmire, Anna Caitlan Whitmire, Dalton Lee Day and Valerie Matheson; one great-grandchild, Jessie Whitmire; one sister, Linda Johnson, Black Rock, Arkansas; and several nephews.


His parents and one sister, Shelby preceded him in death.


Mr. Whitmire will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association or Ronald McDonald House and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at