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Springer, Bobby Eugene "Bud" -

Bobby Eugene "Bud" Springer

Bolivar - Mr. Bobby “Bud” Springer, “Grandpa Buddy”, age 85 of Bolivar, MO, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility Bolivar, MO. He was born December 30, 1934, in Bois D’ Arc, MO, to Wallace Marvin and Vivian Martisha (Julian) Springer. He was united in marriage to Jeanette Mae Steele January 15, 1956, and to this union three daughters were born.
Bud took part in Share your Christmas many years. He was involved in Kiwanis, A.L.E.R.T. volunteer fire, and Bolivar Masonic Lodge. Along with his wife Jeanette they received the Lucy Wise Girl Scout Award recognizing they’re many years of service to the Girl Scouts.
He worked for the Ford Motor Company in the Kansas City area, and then moved the family to Bolivar and purchased the Dairy Queen by the overpass and ran it until it burned down in 1980. They also ran the concessions stand at the ball field and had a cotton-candy concession trailer. Then they started a ceramic business selling flower pots until they started the Jenibob flower shop. After selling the flower shop they sold items at craft shows all over the area. Most recently he liked going to Show-Me Petroleum to work with Tony and help the guys on jobs. Bud never knew a stranger!!!
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 52 years Jeanette; and a brother in-law Gene Bolin.
He is survived by his three daughters: Becky and Tom Wilson, Debra and Charles Tennison, and Mendy and Robin Manes all of Bolivar, MO; 10 grandchildren: Deadra (Josh), Tony (Amy), Mandy (Wally), Angel (Luke), Meleah (Shane), Deanna, Robie (Tracey), Dianna, Martisha (Justin), and Abby (Roy); 30 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren; one sister Barbara Bolin of Marshfield, MO; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Pitts Chapel, with Pastor Jim Downing, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery Willard, MO. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at: Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

Greenlawn Funeral Home Bolivar
Greenlawn Funeral Home Bolivar
316 E. Broadway Street
Bolivar, MO 65613
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