Robert Lee “Bob” Hacker, 86, passed away on Nov. 21, 2016, in Mercy Hospital, Joplin. He was born June 27, 1930, in Nevada to Howard and Angie “Palmer” Hacker.

He was married to Carol Ann Thomas on Oct. 15, 1965, in Nevada and she survives of the home.

A lifelong resident of Vernon County, he graduated from Walker High School in 1948. He served in the United States Army from 1952-1954.

He was a longtime employee of the Nevada Daily Mail. Bob worked at Fram at the time of his retirement of 1995.

He was a member of the Nevada United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Nevada BPOE Elks Lodge #564 since 1959.

Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; one son, Robert Thomas; four grandchildren – Jake Claassen, Robert Michael, Austin David, and Kendra Elise of Raymore; one brother, Dick Hacker, and his wife, Sandy – Nevada; three sisters-in-law – Sharon Hacker, Rita Hacker and Marge Hacker; one brother-in-law, Cliff McDaniel; nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sue McDaniel, and Bonnie McDaniel; and three brothers – Tom Hacker, Jim Hacker, and Bill Hacker.

Services were held Saturday, Nov. 26, in Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Rev. Sharon Freeman, Nevada United Methodist Church pastor, officiating.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be given to the Nevada United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 488, Nevada, MO, 64772 or in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dederick.

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