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Bobby Dean Stacy

July 1, 1936 ~ July 12, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

Bobby Stacy, a longtime St. James businessman and entrepreneur passed quietly at Phelps Hospital just a few days after his 86th birthday.

Bobby Dean Stacy was born in a rural area of Madison County, MO on July 1, 1936, to the late Oscar and Stella (Pogue) Stacy and was named after Cardinal pitching great “Dizzy” Dean. He was the youngest of a large family of nine children. 

Beloved husband of Mary (nee Fortner) for nearly 67 years; dear father of Paula (Bob) Mogley; loving grandfather of Peyton Alexandra and Evan Robert; beloved godfather of Jayna (nee Cardetti) Bruns; dear brother and brother-in-law of Addison (Juanita) Stacy, Lindell (Regina) Stacy, Eudene (George) McDowell, Marie (Rusty) Turnbaugh, Pearl (Carl) Harper, Virgil (Delores) Stacy, Rosie (Ivan) Bailey, Mae (Denver) Tucker; uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

Bobby graduated from Fredericktown High School and hitchhiked to California, where he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.  Having completed his military service, Bobby took advantage of the GI Bill and pursued Electrical Engineering at the Missouri School of Mines, settling into St. James with his lovely bride and their young daughter.  He was the first in his family to graduate college and landed a position with AC Sparkplug that moved his family to Milwaukee in the early 60s.  That specialized experience turned into a job with McDonald Aircraft in St. Louis, where he helped design the lead optical computing system for the Apollo spacecraft units.   

While he was up for the challenges the engineering field offered, Bobby always wanted to be his own boss and longed to live in a small town again.  So in 1968, he and his family returned to St. James once again and Bobby was encouraged by his friend Peno Cardetti to start his own business there.  In short order, B&S Auto Sales was born.  Thanks to the dedication and super efforts of Bruer Sewell, Sidney Brown, and Eugene Moreland, a thriving automotive business was forged at 220 W. James Blvd., which operated successfully for more than 30 years.  Bob loved St. James, was civic-minded, and contributed his time as Chairman of the St. James Industrial Board to help attract new businesses to the local community.

Bob thrived on hard work, but did love nature and being outdoors whenever he could, and especially enjoyed floating the rivers, fishing and being on the lake and land that he and his wife cultivated together. He was always up for a card game, attending a Mizzou football game, a discussion about financial investments, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, hanging out with grandkids, a funny joke, good friends, and a juicy steak at his favorite restaurant, Zeno’s.   

Bobby Stacy was known to all as someone who was always trying to help others improve their lot in life.  His positive outlook and interest in others made him a favorite fixture at family functions and social gatherings.  He was often heard to proclaim “I never felt better or had more “and that says it the best of all.  He will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be at Jones Funeral Home Thursday, July 21, from 6-8 pm.  A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held Friday, July 22 at 2 pm.  Burial will follow at the St. James Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held Friday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m.  Pallbearers will be Bob Mogley, Nathan Bruns, Bart Cardetti, Bruce Daniels, Bob Laney, and Peyton Mogley.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard Cardetti, Bill Fortner, Stewart Brown, and Ray Stacy. Burial will follow at the St. James Cemetery.

Memorials in memory of Bobby Stacy may be made to the Veteran’s Assistance League of St. James.

All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home of St. James, MO.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
July 21, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

Celebration of Life
Friday
July 22, 2022

2:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

Burial
Friday
July 22, 2022

St. James Cemetery
Jefferson Street
St. James, MO 65559

Donations

Missouri Veterans Home Assistance League
620 North Jefferson, St. James MO 65559
Tel: 1-573-265-3271

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