McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown

20 West Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO


Robert John "Bobby" Hernandez

October 30, 1944September 2, 2020
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Robert John “Bobby” Hernandez, Sr., 75 of Kansas City, Missouri, October 30, 1944-September 2, 2020. Bobby loved to play tournament softball and was known to many as “The Shiek”. He love to sit on the porch and listen to his oldies and Mexican music, while his grandkids played in the front yard. He valued family above all else and enjoyed spending time reminiscing with his brothers and sisters. Many people believe in super-heroes but do not have the chance to meet any. Bobby was his family’s true Superhero! Bobby was proceeded in death by his loving wife, Marie Hernandez; parents, Eleanor & Geronimo Hernandez; brother & sister, Steven and Vickie Hernandez; nephew, Dominic Hernandez; and goddaughter, Alicia Hernandez. He leaves behind his loving children, Robert John (Maria) & Christine Hernandez; his granddaughters, Liana Hernandez, Mariah & Siarah Villanueva, Julyssa Smiley, Laila Hernandez; his grandson, Robert John Hernandez lll; and his great-grandson, Lincoln Clopton. He also leaves behind many brothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. On Sunday, September 13, 2020, a private visitation will be held at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd. Kansas City, MO, from 2pm-4pm with the Rosary at 4pm. Only an occupancy of 50 at one time is allowed at the visitation so please be considerate of family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 1310 Westport Rd. Kansas City, MO. Burial to follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. It is a requirement for all that attend any services to wear a mask.


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, September 14, 2020


Robert John "Bobby" Hernandez

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Christine Hernandez

September 17, 2020

Daddy, this doesn't feel real. I already miss you so much! You were a strong proud man who valued your family. You didn't speak many words but the words you spoke were meaningful! Your straight forwardness and your witty come backs you passed on to me! Thank you for everything you taught me and did for me and my girls and all of your family! I truly am " Daddy's girl!" I can hear you telling me to be strong so that's what I will do but it will be hard without you as you were my rock! I will be there for our family as you were. You were the greatest man I ever met and our superhero! I love you Daddy ❤️❤️

Robert John Hernandez jr

September 16, 2020

Dad I dont know where to start cause I didn't want this to end so unexpectedly, I guess you knew back on Sierra bday ,but ,I wasn't listening you were telling your loved ones your time on earth was about done. I know you dont want me to cry ,but I did for mom every day since she's been gone now i will mourn for you,but I'm also happy cause i know how much you miss mom more than words can describe, just know me n chrissy will carry on our family name and all your teaching from you and mom will be handed down to our kids, you were the super hero on earth now go be with your love.Dad i finally know why you lived that songl until our spirits meet again I will try to emulate you on earth! I love you Robert John

Michael Elster

September 13, 2020

I have gotten to know Bobby very well over the last 9 years, because we lived next door to each other.
Bobby was a a good man, who enjoyed BBQing for his family. It was easy to see the great love he had for his children and grandchildren, and of course his delight with his great grandchild Lincoln.
Bobby was soft spoken and never wanted to impose on anyone. He was a man of action, not words.
It was always obvious that he adored his family, and that they loved him.
Bobby is already greatly missed in my household, it just seems impossible that he is not next door watching Sunday Football right now.
Bobby will be missed tremendously.

Mike Elster

Liana Hernandez

September 12, 2020

Grandpa I’ll miss you forever. I’m happy you are with grandma now watching over us.

Gina Reyes

September 9, 2020

RIH uncle Bobby I’m gonna still call your phone to invite you over when we all get together..it’s not going to be the same since you won’t answer..but I know your up there with the love of your life ..I’m gonna miss you more than ever ...and yes Chrissy will still be a part of my furniture..TQM

Chris Hernandez

September 9, 2020

I miss you uncle Bob... I will forever be looking for you at family parties Familia Por Vida 🇲🇽🇺🇲🇲🇽🇺🇸🇲🇽🇺🇸

Jennifer Erickson

September 9, 2020

I first met Mr. Hernandez when I was in high school with Chrissy. I would go over to the house on 18th Street and either eat or pick-up Chrissy in my green, Ford Fairmont station wagon with a stick-shift (AKA the Pickle). Marie as sweet as she was, would always greet me with a welcoming hug and chat. Mr. Hernandez would say “hi” or kind of smile to greet me, but outside of that, never really spoke. If you didn’t know him, you really wouldn’t know how to take it or what to make of him. Is he always so quiet? Is he just one of those grumpy dads? Over the years I would see him if there was a party for the girls, Mariah and Siarah (who both and always will hold a very special place in my heart) or some other holiday/occasion/event, and every time, he was still just very quiet and not saying much at all - but always still friendly. After being around him for so many years - and feeling comfortable enough - I would eventually begin to hug him when I would first see him, and of course hug him before leaving an event.
Once I became older and a parent myself, I finally understood exactly what kind of man this gentle giant was – this man of few words. He was saying things all the time, just not speaking them. His ACTIONS said it all. I stopped paying attention to what he was or was not saying and began paying attention to what he was doing. Whether he was cooking or cleaning up, or just some other way to help with "whatever" it was. Because the "whatever" didn’t matter to him. If it meant something to you, it meant something to him. He was a “hands-on”, caring and attentive father to his daughter and those beautiful granddaughters. He was always there for them no matter what. So selfless, so kind. Those are the memories I will always have of him. I will miss him dearly.

Siarah Villanueva

September 9, 2020

Grandpa, you were the greatest man in this entire world. I look up to you in so many different ways. You taught me how to be strong and to always keep my faith in god. I will forever cherish the memories we created. I’ll never forget the laughs , the smiles , every time you held me when I cried. I thank you and grandma for helping my mom raise me and making me into the women that I am today. I miss you more than you could ever know. But I’m at peace knowing you’re with grandma again. I love you so so much. Your baby Siarah ❤️

Mariah Villanueva

September 9, 2020

Grandpa I just wanted to thank you for always being there for every part of my life. Thank you for always supporting and encouraging me through all lifes milestones. Thank you for all the life lessons you have taught me but most importantly loving your family unconditionally! I love you Daddy with all my heart!

Andrew Murillo

September 8, 2020

Bobby I Looked up to you growing up. You were confident in yourself and in your abilities. Rest In Peace.


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