Bobbie L. Williams, 82, of Odessa, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, Missouri.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.  A funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment with Military Honors will follow at Odessa Cemetery in Odessa, MO.  Memorials can be made to the National Down Syndrome Society.  Memories of Bobbie and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or our Facebook Page.

Bobbie Lee Williams was born on June 15, 1939, in St. James, Missouri to Calvin and Nancy (Bacon) Loughridge. He grew up and attended school in St. James. Bobbie served his country in the US Army entering in October of 1957 until honorably being discharged in August of 1961. He spent over 40 years truck driving. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, Bobbie took great pride in his grandkids, collecting knives, listening to Bluegrass music, guitars, doing puzzles and was an advocate for people living with Down Syndrome.

Bobbie is survived by his children, Brian (Linda) Williams of Levasy, Missouri, Nancy Hicklin of Odessa, Debbie (Duke) Hicklin of Odessa, Robert (Erainia) Williams of Missouri, Billie Renfro of Olathe, Kansas; 17 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Patricia (Jerry) Christopher of Pomona, Missouri, Shirley Timms of Simi Valley, CA and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bobbie is preceded in death by his parents; the children’s mother, Kissie Shirley Williams; daughter, Robin Hicklin; sister, Norma Evans; brother, Earl Williams; great-granddaughter, Brenlee Gilbert; son-in-law, Jerry Renfro and three infant brothers.