Robert “Bob” Lee Yocum, 80, of Wyaconda, passed away at 7:45 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Mississippi Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Keokuk, Iowa.
He was born on September 28, 1942, in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of the late Dale & Marguerite (Young) Yocum. Bob married Judy Hooper on July 2, 1965, in Kahoka and she survives.
Robert started working at Stewart’s Sawmill in Luray at a very young age and worked there for many years. He later worked for the Colony Store in Colony, Missouri until his retirement. Bob enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren. He liked gardening, going to yard sales and auctions and he loved his “granddogs”; Rocky, Wyatt and Toots.
In addition to his wife of 57 years; Judy, Bob is survived by his daughter; Tammy Hammond of Wyaconda, a son; Chad Yocum of Wyaconda, a grandson; Joshua (Sonia) Yocum of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, a step granddaughter; Ann (Marty) Neisen of Lewistown, two great grandchildren; Malena & Aydan Yocum of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, three step grandchildren; Hazel Sady Yearns of Kirksville, Sidney Yearns of Kahoka and Kiannah Griffin of Lewistown, one step great-great grandchild; Geneva Moore of Kirksville and by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by twin sons; Robert Dale & Roger Lee Yocum, two brothers; Norman & Jesse Yocum, his mother in-law; Georgia Hooper and by a son in-law; Carl Hammond.
In accordance with Bob’s wishes, no services will be held. Friends and family are invited to share their memories of Bob and leave a condolence at www.wilsontriplett.com. The Wilson & Triplett Funeral Home of Kahoka has been entrusted with the care and arrangements. Memorial contributions in memory of Bob are suggested to the family in c/o: Judy Yocum, 25797 Maple Street, Wyaconda, MO 63474.