Robert C. “Bob” Garnett

July 22, 1940 – June 11, 2012

Robert C. “Bob” Garnett, 71, of Gladstone, Mo., passed away at 2:45 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2012 at Liberty Hospital.

Bob was born on July 22, 1940 in Kansas City, Mo., to Charles Mason and Twila (Giffin) Garnett. He worked at Ford Motor Company Claycomo assembly plant for 31 years and retired in September 2002. Bob was united in marriage on July 3, 1989 to Vinetta Loyd in a ceremony in Lake Tahoe, Nev. He was a member of UAW Local #249 and was a life member of Freedom of Road Riders Local # 29. He loved motorcycles, fishing and his family. He also loved to travel and especially to the river.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sons and a sister, Dixie Myers.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 23 years, Vinetta Loyd Garnett of the home; two daughters, Susanne Mathews of Hardin, Mo., and Tammy Parcel of Odessa, Mo.; a son, Darin Savage of Warrensburg, Mo.; two brothers, Don Garnett of Mira Loma, Calif., and Charles Garnett of Ozark, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012 with a memorial service following at 1 p.m., all at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Foundation.


Our condolences to the family. Bob was a great friend for many years and enjoyed the times we had together. Rest in peace and enjoy the bike riding and the great fishing you must be having. Love ya.
Ed and Kay Elersic

My condolences to the family. Bob was a good worker and a great “operator” at Ford Motor Company. He did not only drive a forklift — he operated it. He was a valued employee. He shall be missed, but not forgotton.
Jack Brunjes

I will miss Bobert dearly every day. Bobert was my almost brother-in-law, or as he referred us, the outlaws instead of in laws 🙂 We rode many miles together whether it was on the bikes or in a vehicle. Bobert taught me how to bowl so I could get a higher score than 80! I wouldn’t have known the fun of trout fishing had it not been for Bobert teaching me the proper techniques about trout fishing, and I will continue to enjoy it and think of Bobert with every cast. So Bobert I’m sure heaven has great fishing and always hook lunkers. I love you and will always have you in my heart.
Deede Dennis