In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to VFW Post 257 and left at the funeral home.
Bobby Joe Heitz, age 84, of Joplin, MO, left this earth to join his wife Margarete on May 16, 2018. He was born January 17, 1934, to Theodore and Winnie (Heironymous) Heitz in Sheldon, MO.
Bob married Margarete Ilse Petzoldt on April 5, 1956, in Burblingen, Germany, where they enjoyed a military life together, ultimately settling in Joplin, MO, in 1996.
He is survived by one daughter, Marie; granddaughter, Amanda and husband Anthony; and great-granddaughter, Anastasia Marie.
Bob's life was family and friends. He was a man born of this area, raised well, carried himself with integrity and grace, and through his many achievements retained his humility.
Our lives are void of the sunshine he brought us, and our vision no longer sees the flesh, but our hearts refuse to accept the loss. We keep and love you until we join you.
Funeral services for Bobby Heitz were held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Bland-Hackleman Chapel with Tonia Platt officiating. Burial followed in Worsley Cemetery near Bronaugh, MO, under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Anthony M. Moody, Jr., Jacob H. Stephens, Jordan T. Stephens, William W. Braun, William F. Braun, and Kenneth R. Braun.