Robert Clark Sevy
February 1, 1931 – December 18, 2019
Robert “Bob” Clark Sevy, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, December 18, 2019, at the age of 88. Bob was born February 1, 1931 on the Pickering Ranch, Belton, MO, to Lester Sevy and Goldie (Brown) Sevy. He graduated from Raymore High School in 1948 where he enjoyed playing basketball.
In the Korean War, Bob proudly served in the United States Army, 84th Engineer Construction Battalion. He drove a bulldozer he nicknamed “Lucy” and helped build the Teal and Libby Bridges over the Imjin River. Every two years, from 1954 until 2016, Bob faithfully attended reunions in Iowa with the Army buddies he served with in Korea.
Upon returning home, Bob married his sweetheart, Laura Browning, in 1954, and the couple moved to Raymore in 1961 where they raised their three children. Bob was a hard worker and provided well for his family. He owned and operated S&S Oil Company in Belton and Raymore for 49 years and became fast friends with virtually everyone in Cass County through the service station and his tank wagon business, where he delivered fuel to farms and homes throughout the countryside. Bob was a skilled mechanic and could always be found fixing something, whether it was in the shop or at home.
Bob was a devoted and active member of the community. He was a member of the Raymore Lion’s Club for over 35 years and could be found in the dunk tank, flipping pancakes, calling bingo, or serving chili at the many Lions Club events.
Bob enjoyed spending his free time hunting, fishing, and restoring old tractors. One of his greatest joys was building a house at Table Rock Lake with his wife, Laura. They did much of the work themselves. He loved homemade Gooseberry pie (the less sugar, the better), and was a Western movie buff. At the beginning of every Western movie, Bob would proclaim he had “already seen it 200 times” and would watch it again another time. Bob was a certified scuba diver and a former President of the Belton Baleen’s Dive Club.
Bob was preceded in death by parents, Lester and Goldie, and his beloved wife of over 50 years, Laura. He is survived by his three children, Mark Sevy (Leah), Diane Cejka, and Mike Sevy; four grandchildren, Adam Sevy, Valerie Cody, Melissa Sevy, and Daniel Cejka; and five great grandchildren. His family will miss his sparkling blue eyes and gentle smile.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the McGilley-George Funeral Home in Belton on Saturday, January 11, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Military Honors at 3:00 p.m. followed by Raymore Lions Club Rose Ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Raymore Lion’s Club, PO Box 111, Raymore, MO 64083.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, January 11, 2020
- Military Honors Saturday, January 11, 2020
Robert Clark Sevy
January 12, 2020
I'm sorry that I wasn't able to make the service yesterday. Bob was a great person. I really enjoyed working for him and Laura at S & S Oil and also with Mark. Many good memories. My condolences to Mark, Diane, Mike and families.
Carl D Gum Jr
January 10, 2020
Bob was a good friend for many, many years. My condolences to his family. I just got out of the hospital or I would attend the funeral. Carl Gum
January 8, 2020
I remember being at the lake and grandpa and I going fishing and working on his house, and helping him I n his garden at his house in raymore or watching his favorite John Wayne movies, and always at his service station with him learning how to do work on cats, he was a great person and I loved spending time with him and am sad we lost him but he’s in a better place now. You will be greatly missed by a lot of people. I I love you grandpa and will miss you teaching me how to do t things and spending time with you.
January 5, 2020
Mr. Sevy was a very kind and friendly man. Always a smile for you. A good human being that was always willing to help.
So sorry for your loss Mike Sevy and family.
December 28, 2019
Back in 1965 or 66, I needed new tires for my car. My dad said I had to pay for them. Bob managed the Selly station for the Summers, I went up and he had a set for 100.00. I did not have that kind of money. He let me pay for them every pay day until I had them paid for. He did all the farm equipment for a lot of families back then, including my dad and brothers. He was always extremely good to the youth here in town. When we moved back, went to pick up my brothers car at his place in Raymore. He knew me. I found him at CV when Uncle Dick was there. Met his daughter and we talked a bit about when. The Blum family shares in your loss. Prayers to the family. Linda, Ken, Craig and Jimmy.