Myers-Reed Chapel

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Robert Lee Stater Jr.

May 18, 1957May 14, 2020

Robert (Bobby) Lee Stater Jr., 62, passed away May 14, 2020 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana surrounded by his family. Bobby was born in Columbus, Indina on May 18, 1957 to Betty J Stater and the late Robert Lee Stater Sr. He is survived by his mother, Betty Stater of Hope, Indiana; sisters, Vickie (David) Martinez of Seymour and Robbie (Allen) Bush of Hope; nieces and nephews, Amber (Jesus) Salvador of Seymour, Sarah (Randy) Applegate of Seymour, Cody Dill of Hope, Robert Martinez of Indianapolis, Maria Martinez of Indianapolis; and Chase Emerson of Indianapolis; great-nieces and nephews, Tristen DeJesus, Allanah Applegate, and Bradyn Applegate, all of Seymour. Bobby was a devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a graduate of Columbus North High School. His passion was spending time with his family and playing Yahtzee in the evenings with his mom. Bobby Loved car shows and old cars, shopping with his niece, Amber at Christmastime, and riding his bicycle through Columbus with his two best friends, Bobby Setser and Danny Blair. He also enjoyed reading and learning the history of Columbus. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and everyone who knew him and his kind, loving heart. Bobby was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Stater Sr.; great-nephew, Jalin Allen Espinal; grandparents, Arther R. and Winafred Grace Stater; brother-in-law, Allen Howard; and many aunts and uncles. A private Funeral Service for Bobby will be held at Myers-Reed Chapel and he will be laid to rest at Garland Brook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please help the family pay for his final resting place in c/o Vickie Martinez. Online Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.Myers-Reed.com. Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Stater family.


  • Betty J. Stater, Mother
  • Vickie Martinez (David), Sister
  • Robbie Bush (Allen), Sister
  • Amber Salvador (Jesus), Niece
  • Sarah Applegate (Randy), Niece
  • Cody Dill, Nephew
  • Robert Martinez, Nephew
  • Maria Martinez, Niece
  • Chase Emerson, Nephew
  • Tristen DeJesus, Great Nephew
  • Allanah Applegate, Great Niece
  • Bradyn Applegate, Great Nephew
  • Bobby was preceded in death by his Father, Robert Lee Stater Sr.; his great-nephew, Jalin Allen Espinal; grandparents, Arther R. and Winafred Grace Stater; brother-in-law, Allen Howard; and many aunts and uncles.

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  • Amber Salvador, Pallbearer
  • Jesus Salvador, Pallbearer
  • Tristen DeJesus, Pallbearer
  • Cody Dill, Pallbearer
  • Randy Applegate, Pallbearer
  • Chase Emerson, Pallbearer
  • Robert Martinez, Pallbearer


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Robert Lee Stater Jr.

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barb Purtlebaugh

May 19, 2020

Junior was a great kid always had a smile on his face had an excellent memory and he would never forget you always had a hug for you rest in peace Junior you are with the angels now looking down at all of us God bless you

William Roberts

May 16, 2020

Bobby was a great family friend i remember being a young child and overhearing some of his jokes he'd be telling my grandparents or my mother he was a great guy and will be missed

Scarlet Brown

May 15, 2020

Junior had such a big heart. I will miss him telling me jokes forever and ever. I don't think he ever forgot a joke that he told. He was so friendly and loving and he will be missed. Rest in peace Junior with our Lord and tell Jaylen we miss him.

Elizabeth Cody

May 15, 2020

Condolences to Vikki and your mother. He will be sadly missed. Liz Cody

Dan Purtlebaugh

May 15, 2020

Going to Miss June bug very much has been my friend my good friend all my life I will see you in heaven someday my friend prayers for all the family

Amber Salvador

May 15, 2020

My precious Uncle I will never forget all the memories we have made together and all the love and support you have showed me growing up. I will dearly miss you and the sweet smile and kind heart


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