Bobby Leon Deam
Bobby Leon Deam was born June 7, 1938, in Norborne, MO, to R.S. Deam and Gladys Rhinehart Deam. Bobby passed away on Feb. 4, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at his home.
Bobby graduated from Braymer in 1956. After graduation he farmed, until being drafted into the Army on Nov. 21, 1961. He was stationed in Germany until Jan. 28, 1963. He was honorably discharged from service on Oct. 31, 1967.
On April 3, 1966, Bobby married Agnes Irene Rash of Richmond. She preceded him in death on July 18, 2019; they were married 53 years. During his life, Bobby worked as a mechanic. He retired from the US Postal Service, where he was in charge of maintaining postal vehicles. He loved spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, and woodworking.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; the love of his life, his wife Agnes; and grandson, David Martin Noltensmeyer.
He is survived by three daughters and son-in-laws, Dianna (David) Noltensmeyer of Lexington, Melissa (Marty) O’Donnell of Richmond, and Lisa (Michael) Currier of Pukalani, Maui, HI; granddaughter, Autumn Fisk; and grandson, Jonathan Currier.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, at the First Baptist Church in Richmond. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer, with full military honors provided by the US Army and the Ray County Veterans. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 East Main Street, P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085. Please share your memories of Bobby by visiting www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.