Robert "Bob" Gerry of Paris, Missouri | 1940 - 2020 | Obituary

Robert "Bob" Gerry
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Robert "Bob" Gerry

April 26, 1940 - February 21, 2020

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James Robert “Bob” Gerry, 79 of Holliday,  passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at a Columbia hospital.


Bob was born on April 26, 1940 in Norfolk, the son of James William and Ora Blanche Garrett Gerry.  He attended Norfolk Grade School and graduated from Shelbina High School in 1958.  He was united in marriage to Glenda Dunkin on September 1, 1979.  Bob retired from GTE, with 38 years of being the local telephone guy.  He, then, went back to work as custodian at Madison High School until 2011.


Bob was a well-known outdoorsman with a huge love of hunting and fishing.  He enjoyed mowing and riding his 4-wheeler.


He is survived by his wife, Glenda; along with his children; Jimmy (Janet) Gerry of Moberly, Donnie Gerry of Hannibal, Amy McGee of Norborne, Shelley (Chum) Hazlett and Amanda (Timothy) Barnes; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; seven brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law.  He will be remembered by many.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents, two great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and one son in-law.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Agnew Funeral Home with Reverend Donna Scott officiating.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Holliday.