Clinton Robert “Bob” Estes was born May 16, 1945 and died Sept. 24, 2019, at the age of 74. Bob was a Vietnam Veteran, having served in the United States Navy for a total of 20 years, both active and reserves.

Bob married the love of his life, Mary Louise Brunke, on May 24, 1986. They lived their married lives in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Bob worked at Gilmore for 20 years, Job Corp for 15 years, and Brunke Hardware. Upon retiring Bob continued to work alongside his wife. Bob was a long standing member of the Church of Christ of Excelsior Springs, and also regularly attended the Primitive Baptist Church with his wife.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, step-dad, and little sister.

Bob leaves behind his wife, Mary, of the home; two sisters, Diana Ross and husband Charlie of Liberty, Missouri, Karen Springer and husband Scott of Claycomo, Missouri; four nieces and 13 nephews; an aunt, Ruth Spencer of Hume, Missouri; cousins; and countless other family and friends.

Visitation wwill be held from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Garden North Cemetery in Excelsior Springs.

Arrangements provided by Bross & Spidle Funeral Home - 816-630-3131.

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