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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
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Orland Gust

Orland Robert "Bob" Gust

Sunday, May 2nd, 1943 - Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Orland Robert “Bob” Gust, age 77 of Joplin, MO. passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Godly. Family man. Husband. Dad. Papa. Loving, kind, hilariously funny. Bob is all of the above. The creator of this family. Our keeper. Our rock. He lived life for his family. Loved his God. Lived life accordingly with his goal to enter his Heavenly home and see our daughter Natalie. He did just that on February 14th with his wife, three children and their mates, seven grandchildren, his best friend and dog Cooper, and Bella the cat at his side.

Bob was born on May 2, 1943 in Waco, MO. the son of Orland and Margaret (Artinger) Gust. He has been a lifetime area resident. Bob proudly served his country as part of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his service, Bob returned home and worked for the City of Joplin, Baker Color, and Modine, before becoming self-employed. Owning and operating Hy-Tech Inc. retail rental business for many years before retiring in 2005 to become a full-time Papa. Bob was the Sunday School Supervisor and member of the Reinmiller Baptist Church.

He married Susan Gust in 1974, she survives. Additional survivors include two sons; Rob Gust and wife Ann of Joplin, Ryan Gust and wife Ashley of Neosho, MO., a daughter; Nichole Selvey and husband Kyle of Joplin, two sisters; Linda Williams of Wichita, KS., Marsha Foster of Joplin, and seven grandchildren; Robbie Gust, Natalie Gust, Rylie Gust, Madison Gust, Kaiden Gust, Ava Selvey and Alex Selvey.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, six siblings, and a daughter, Natalie Gust.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, February 18th, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 19th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Friday, February 19th, 2021 2:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64804
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  • Interment

    Friday, February 19th, 2021 | 3:30pm
    Friday, February 19th, 2021 3:30pm
    Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
    415 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri 64804
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Vickie Davis

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you will be missed uncle robert.growing up so many memories, and the love for st.louis cardinals. my mom shirley loved you so much and was so close to you. you lived with us and the most memory was the time a tornado sirens went off and you took us all down under the vidock and said you would go get dad
when you went to get dad you came back with missy the dog it was memorable.your were a good uncle you will be missed love your neice vickie,petie and pam.

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