Robert Davis “Bobby” Mauck age 75 of Knox City, Missouri, left his earthly home on January 25, 2016 to be with his savior. Bobby was born on June 20th, 1940 in Knox City, Missouri, the son of Williams Robert and Lelah Davis Mauck.
He was united in marriage to Frances Lee Tedder in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 2nd, 1967. To this union were born four children. Surviving is his wife of 48 years, two sons, Kenneth Lee Hargrave (Juliet) of New London, MO, Robert Lee Mauck (Sherri) of Knox City, MO, two daughters Deborah Ann Dick (Jim) of Edina, MO, Angela Marie Miller (Clint) of Edina, MO. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren: Jeremy (LaMayra), James (LaTrisha), Amanda, Deloris, Kenneth, Kyle, Brittney, Nathan, Savannah, Robert, and Mitchell. Other survivors include 8 great grandchildren Jaydin, Alexus, Laila, Faelyn, Ronnie, Paul and two more on the way along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Bobby grew up on the family farm. Farming was his life, sports of any kind was his love. He grew up with a ball in his hand. Bobby’s passion for sports lead him to the world of fast pitch softball. Bobby played for O’Donnell’s, Milts, and the Ozark National teams during his softball playing years. Bobby’s weekends would be filled with traveling in the motor home to all destinations playing softball with his second family. After hanging up his softball glove he moved on to coaching and sometimes giving advice in his subtle way to all the local athletes. Bobby was a St. Louis Cardinals fan but was an even bigger Knox Co. Eagles fan. He relived his playing days through his children, grandchildren and all the athletes he considered his children. Bobby was a member of the Greensburg Masonic Lodge #414 A.F. & A.M. He had been a member of El Kadir Shrine Club and the Moila Shrine Temple. Bobby was also a member of the Bankers Life and Casualty bowling team. He graduated from Knox City School in 1958. He attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College from 1958-1961. Bobby sold insurance for Bankers Life and Casualty Company from 1973 to present. Bobby always had a taste for good food and took pride in his ability to cook for others. He never met a stranger and never hesitated to tell you a good story.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents William and Lelah Mauck, one sister Sherry Gouldschaal and brother in law Glenn Goudschaal, sister in law Dodie Leftwich and brother in law Cliff Leftwich, and brother in law Frank Tedder.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2016, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, MO. Father Colin Franklin will officiate the services and be assisted by Deacon Ken Berry. Burial will be in the Knox City Cemetery, Knox City, MO. Music will be provided by Jim and Kyle Clark.
Casket bearers will be Todd Goodwin, Robert Hubble, Shane Clary, John Gilbert, Jason Barnhill, and Kelly Miller. Honorary bearers will be J.V. Norton, John Dennis Mauck, Steve Hudnut, Rusty Leftwich, John C. Miller, Terry Max Goodwin, Gerry Goudschaal, Rodney Lewis, and Brian Houston.
Visitation will be held after 3p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2016, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. with Masonic Services at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the funeral home.
Memorials in memory of Robert D. Mauck may be made to the new Knox County High School Softball Complex. Memorials may be left at or mailed to the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537. www.hudsonrimerfh.com