Bob Joe Hartley, 81, of Sedalia, died April 16, 2013. He was born in Sedalia on Feb. 24, 1932, the son of John and Christina (Dampf) Hartley. Bob and Doris Jean Pummill were married on Sept. 27, 1951. Doris survives of the home.
Hartley worked for the Missouri-Pacific Shops after high school until he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served from September, 1952 until August, 1954. Upon his discharge he began working for Home Building Corp. as a painter. He then became a mail carrier for the Post Office, where he worked for over 31 years. he was a member of Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church. He held numerous positions within the church and sang in the choir for over 50 years. He and Doris delivered many meals for Meals on Wheels and he was an adult leader with the Boy Scouts. Hartley also was an avid gardener and he, Doris and Vera Hibbard enjoyed jigsaw puzzles.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; two sons, Robert Hartley and his wife, Alicia and Don Hartley; four grandchildren, Curtis, Heather, Larissa and Sarah Hartley and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18 at Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Kim Knowle-Zeller officiating. Pallbearers will be Greg Lang, Rusty Ream, Ray Ditzfield, Randy Downum, Leonard Butler and Paul Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Henry Marquez, Vera Hibbard, Jim Meyer, Glen Ewing, Mary Kern, Jason O’Hare and the Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church Choir. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.