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Robert Wayne Carrender

07/24/1951 - 09/11/2021


Obituary For Robert Wayne Carrender

Robert Wayne Carrender, "Bob", 70, of Sedalia, MO passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 in Sedalia. He was born on July 24, 1951 in Sedalia, the son of Thomas Allen and Susie (Meyer) Carrender, who preceded him in death.

In Bob's earlier years, he started the 1st Explorer Scout Group in Sweet Springs, MO. Bob was an avid gun enthusiast. He started the first Cowboy Action Shooting Competitions in the Mid-Missouri area. Bob was the Hand Gun State Champion for two consecutive years. He was a firearms instructor and was a strong advocate for firearms safety. He always got excited to teach children. Bob was a survivalist a.k.a. Mountain Man and would often go on rendezvous to hone in on his many skills. He loved teaching all of his survival skills to anyone that was willing to learn. Bob was very involved in his community. He was a member of various patriotic groups and always participated in March of Dimes Bikers for Babies. He also was active in his church community, as his faith was important to him. Bob was always willing to help anyone in need. He loved animals and would often be found helping at the Sedalia Humane Society. Bob also loved spending time with his family and friends.

Bob is survived by one daughter, Chrysta Graham (Billy), of Yukon, OK; one granddaughter, Caitlyn Graham; one brother, John Carrender (Lori), of Fort Worth, TX; one step-son, Jimmy Sweet (Ariana), of Clinton, MO; three step-grandchildren, Skylar Sweet, Xander Sweet, and Faith Sweet; life-long companion, Mona Sweet of Clinton, MO; and several nieces, nephews, and close friends.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Steelman and Patricia Carrender.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, September 17, 2021 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, MO with Rev. Jason McClain, officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Sweet Springs, MO.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Hayworth, Doug Barb, Mike Cook, Kevin Ownby, Gabriel Rimmer, and Samantha Sweet.

Memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch Baptist Church, in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.


17 Sep


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Rea Funeral Chapel 1001 S Limit Sedalia, MO 65301 Get Directions »
17 Sep

Funeral Service

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel 1001 S Limit Sedalia, MO 65301 Get Directions »
17 Sep

Burial / Interment

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Fairview Cemetery Sweet Springs, MO 65351 Get Directions »
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  • 09/17/2021

    I wish to express my sorrow at the loss of Bob . I worked with him at Kelsey- Hayes and also at Inter-state. Harold L Dump . My prayers are with you during this time .

  • 09/16/2021

    Thoughts and prayers for his family. He was a good man..

  • 09/16/2021

    I worked with Bob for a lot of years at Kelsey Hayes. We had a lot of fun and Bob was always kind and helpful. I am very sad to hear about his passing. He will be missed. Many prayers for him and his family. Levi Moree

  • 09/16/2021

    R.I.P Bob. Always had fun shooting Cowboy with and talking guns. Prayers for family and friends.

  • 09/15/2021

    What a shock to hear Bob had passed away. My condolences and prayers to the family and friends. I occasionally spoke to Bob on Facebook, but probably hadn't seen him in 40+ years. I have many fond memories from years ago - - riding around Sweet Springs in his Chrysler - talking to "Custer" on the CBs - being a member of the first Explorer post he started in Sweet Springs - shooting black powder rifles and pistols - sharing his excitement over getting his first Walther PPK pistol and Triumph motorcycle - all the hikes, camping trips, and float trips we went on - working Civil Defense in Sweet Springs during storm season and the list goes on and on and on. You will be sorely missed my friend. Silent Keys KE0CYR de KE8GWX Robert Ohrenberg

  • 09/14/2021

    Well I am going to miss that man. I have been trying to get back and see him over the last two years. Just couldn't travel there. I was the First President of the Explorer Scout Group In Sweet Springs with Bob as our leader. We learned a lot from him, campouts, rifle range, cookouts. We shot black powder guns, rifles and pistols in the park in Sweet Springs for the 1776/ 1976 Bicentennial Celebrations during that year. Bet you couldn't do that today. Rest in piece, Bob Callie Farr

  • 09/14/2021

    We grew up just a block apart. Lots of playing, mischief, and other things together. Always fun to be with. Shalom Bobby!

  • 09/13/2021

    You will be missed Bob always loved working around you at Tyson foods....

  • 09/13/2021

    Bob was a very nice man and a good neighbor. I'm sure his furry friends were waiting for him at the Gates of Heaven. RIP, Bob.

  • 09/13/2021

    R.I.P. my friend you will be sorely missed. You also hàd a great beard......

  • 09/13/2021

    RIP brother you are and will be missed

  • 09/12/2021

    I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He and I shared our birthdays. Every year we would make sure to wish each other a happy birthday. I will miss you Bob and those long conversations we would have. Now you are at peace and with our Heavenly Father. Love you always Your Cousin, Sheila Guier

  • 09/12/2021

    Awesome fella. He worked with my dad at Hayes and I had the pleasure of working with him at Tyson. Rest easy my friend.

  • 09/12/2021

    Condolences to all those impacted by the loss of Bob. I am thankful we can expect to see him again, and pray the Holy Spirit comfort you all.

  • 09/12/2021

    So very sorry. Prayers for the family. Bob was a great man!

  • 09/12/2021

    Bob I will always miss trading banter with you and Joe at Denny's late at night. Rest easy Patriot!

  • 09/12/2021

    With deep sympathy to the family. Great mentor and friend to our Amateur Radio Club SPARK

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