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Bobbie R. Waters

d. December 30, 2017


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 Waters Funeral Home, Vandalia.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vandalia.
Pallbearers: Russell Smith, Eddie Hoover, Brandon Hummel, Bill Wickles, Jimmie Reading, and Monte Moss.
Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Morris, Jim Williams, and Charlie Livers.

Bobbie Roe Waters passed away unexpectedly at home at 6:42 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the family farm east of Vandalia. Bobbie lived all his life in the Farber/rural Vandalia area. He attended Farber elementary schools and was a 1963 Van-Far High School graduate. Bobbie started to work at Harbison Walker Refractories in 1964 and worked as a facility sweeper operator in the maintenance department. He retired in 2007 after 43 years of service.During this time he also helped his dad with their farming operation. Bobbie was active in many organizations and enjoyed many hobbies, a few of which included gardening, farming, fishing, collecting toy tractors and knives, riding four-wheelers, working in the yard, watching Cardinal baseball and Mizzou basketball, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Born: January 9, 1945 in Hannibal, Missouri, the son of Woodrow Wilson and Geneva Ruth (Kirtlink) Waters.

Married: Teresa Diane Seiger on September 8, 1980 in Vandalia; she survives.

Survivors include: wife, Diane of rural Vandalia; three sons: Chris Waters of Woodward, Oklahoma; Travis and wife, April Waters of Greenville, Illinois; Terry and wife, Crystal Waters of Vandalia; one daughter, Christine and husband, Russell Smith of Center, Missouri; one brother, Ronnie and wife, Linda Waters of rural Vandalia; 11 grandchildren: Kyle and Kilee Waters of Auburn, Michigan; Harley Waters of Woodward, Oklahoma; Emma and Hannah Smith of Center; Grace, Trapper and Danika Waters of Greenville, Illinois; Brink, Rowe and Micaiah Waters of Vandalia; also survived by one nephew, Ronnie Waters of Jefferson City and one niece, Kathy Gunn and daughter, Katie Cole of Hannibal.

Preceded in death by: parents.

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