Bobby G. Newbill
He was born August 26, 1929, in Bowen, Mo., the son of Howard Sanford Newbill and Grace Elizabeth (Humphrey) Newbill. On January 8, 1955, in Branson, Mo., he married Nancy Rose Call and she survives of the home.
Bob attended the old Liberty School and graduated from Leeton High School in 1946, at the age of 16. After graduation, he played baseball in the KOM league for the New York Yankees for 4 years and he was a teammate of Mickey Mantle, Bill Virdon and other major league ball players. He joined the United States Navy in 1951 and served 4 years aboard ship in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. While on board the ship, the Navy Tanker Patapsco was contaminated by radioactive fallout during atomic and hydrogen weapons tests.
After getting out of the service, he worked as an assistant manager at the Milgram’s Grocery Stores in the Kansas City area for over 32 years. He and Nancy moved back to Windsor to retire, which he called his “hometown.” Bob enjoyed fishing, raising flowers and gardening. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor, and the Windsor VFW Post, #2610.
In addition to his wife, Nancy, survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Newbill, Gladstone, Mo.; a sister, Genevieve Evrard, Independence, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Norma Newbill, Independence, Mo.; and a niece Debbie Eklund, of Independence, Mo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John “Jack” Newbill, and a nephew, Teddy Evrard.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Reverend Joe Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends before the service from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice Compassus, Osceola, Mo., and contributions may be left at the funeral home.