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Bobby Franklin Sunderland

May 30, 1934 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 86)

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Bobby Franklin Sunderland

1934 – 2020

Bobby Franklin Sunderland, 86, of Higbee passed away September 13, 2020 at The Lodge in Fayette.

He was born in Higbee, MO on May 30, 1934, a son of Willie and Lillie Lewis Sunderland.  Bobby married Donna Jo Mead on August 30, 1952.  Donna Jo preceded him in death on September 4, 2004.

Bobby operated Sunderland Logging from 1972 until his retirement.  He had previously been employed with the WABASH Railroad for several years.  He was a 50 year member of the Higbee Masonic Lodge and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church near Higbee.  Bobby enjoyed deer and bird hunting, fishing, roller skating and was a good dancer.  In his youth, he was on the Class 1A All State First Team Basketball of 1951.

Bobby is survived by his children, Jean Hall (John) of Higbee, Woodrow Sunderland (Penny) of Eldon, Tamara Bonuchi (Joe) of Fayette and Hardin Sunderland (Melissa) of Osage Beach.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bobby was preceded in death by a daughter, Bobbi Jo Gose; four brothers, Eugene, Davis, Archie and an infant brother and by two infant sisters; a grandson, Jack Hall and a daughter-in-law, Wendy Sunderland.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at Carr-Yager Funeral Home in Fayette.  A graveside service follows at 2:30 PM at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Fayette with Rev. Robert Thornton officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Committal Service


September 16, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Carr-Yager Funeral Home
204 N. Linn Ave.
Fayette, MO 65248

Graveside Service
September 16, 2020

2:30 PM
Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Fayette

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