RURAL LIBERAL-Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Hannon Free Will Baptist Church for Robert Ray “Bob” Selvey, 84, rural Liberal, who died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at his home. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Missouri Free Will Baptist earmarked for the Panama Seminary Fund, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Brenda and Stan Bunch, Buffalo, and Sandy and Allen Smith, Kansas City, Mo.; four brothers, Keith Selvey, Don and Thelma Selvey and Carl and Beverly Selvey, all of Lamar, and Ron and Donna Selvey, Bolivar; two sisters, Helen Carr and Louise Caruthers, both of Lamar; five grandchildren, Jonathan and wife Amanda Bunch, Rachel and husband Kevin Pulliam, Alicia Bunch, Brandon and wife Mandy Smith and Amanda Bunch; seven great-grandchildren, James Robert and Katie Jayne Smith, Shawn Allen, Maggie Josephine and Sarah Lynn Smith, Audrey Elizabeth Bunch and Jonathan Jack Bradley Bunch, and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Martin, Gene and Leland Selvey, and a sister, Lorene Norwood.
Mr. Selvey was born Oct. 23, 1928, in Lamar, to Roy and Essie (McManis) Selvey. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1947, he and three of his brothers farmed together for six years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the 43rd Armored Infantry Battalion during the Korean War.
He was an active member of Hannon Free Will Baptist Church.
On January 3, 1954, in Lamar, he married Betty J. Clements and they farmed and reared their two daughters in Barton County. They had shared 55 years together before her death on November 19, 2009.