Bobby Joe Eisenbarger
Bobby Joe Eisenbarger, 80, of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his home in Lawrence, KS. He was born September 3, 1932 in Martinsville, MO, son of Lloyd and Emma (Hook Eisenbarger. He was united in marriage to Dorothy (Pudgie) Sandlin Eisenbarger of February 15, 1956 in Hiawatha, KS, she survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Robert Eisenbarger, Rodney Eisenbarger and wife Kelly, one daughter, Ronda Eisenbarger, all of Lawrence. KS. He has five grandchildren, Lindsey, Jamie, Andrew, Adam and Brandon Eisenbarger, four great grandchildren, Kolton, Kaden, Jordan and Logan, nineteen foster grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Pat Eisenbarger, Grove, OK, brother-in-law, Delbert Thomas, St. Joseph, MO and several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Merlin Eisenbarger and a sister, Betty Thomas.
Mr. Eisenbarger grew up in Martinsville, MO where he went to school until he graduated in 1951. He joined the Navy from 1951-1955 where he served in the Korean War
. After he was released from the Navy he moved to St. Joseph, MO where he worked for the St. Joseph Cab Company and the Journal Publishing Company while he took his apprenticeship for Book Bindery from 1956-1964. In 1964 he took a job in Lawrence, KS at KU Printing Plant until 1971 when he took a position at Fort Leavenworth Printing Plant as a Bindery Forman until he retired in 1993.
He and his family lived in Eudora, KS from 1964-1980. In 1980 he and his wife moved from to Weston, MO where they lived until he retired from Fort Leavenworth. After he retired Mr. and Mrs. Eisenbarger moved back to Martinsville, MO where they lived until they moved to Pittsburg, MO and lived at Lake Pomme De Terre, until recently moving back to Lawrence, KS.
Mr. Eisenbarger enjoyed reading, doing cross word puzzles, playing cards, dominoes, camping, boating, fishing, hunting for mushrooms and time with his family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. James Barnett officiating. The Interment will be at the Kidwell Cemetery, Martinsville, MO. Memorials are requested to the Douglas County VNA Hospice or St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com
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