David W. Robb
David W. Robb

Services for David W. Robb will be announced at a later date and will be held at New Hope Cemetery in Liberty, MO. David died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in a skilled nursing facility in St. Louis County, MO after a long illness.

He was born on February 15, 1943 in Liberty, MO, the son of J.R. and Ruby Robb, formally of Lawrence, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1961 and returned to live in Lawrence in 1998. David served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1969 when he was honorably discharged. After military service his work experience included MFA Insurance CO in Oklahoma City, OK where he was named Top Sales Agent in 1969 and District Sales Manager for the State of Oklahoma. His career throughout the 1970s, 80s, and 90s was with ServiceMaster Industries. He was Market Expansion Manager for ServiceMaster Industries, Inc., Downers Grove, IL and top sales person and recipient of the Marion E. Wade Award in 1977. He was owner/operator of ServiceMaster by Robb in Austin, TX, followed by General Manager and Director for ServiceMaster of Central Missouri, Inc., Columbia, MO.

David was a fan of Jayhawk basketball, car racing, and he enjoyed cooking. He was known for his 'don't quit' attitude throughout his extended illness. His smile and positive attitude were appreciated by all who knew him and cared for him.

Survivors include his daughter, Jaci Anne Johnson of St. Louis, MO, his sister, Betty R. Schultze, of St. Peters, MO, his nephew Craig Schultze and wife Janine, of Millis, MA and three great nephews, Sam, James, and Andrew of Millis, MA, his nephew Brian Schultze and wife Suzy, of St. Peters, MO, and cousins Jim Hayes of Kansas City and Robert Weagley of Columbia. He will be remembered by a host of friends.

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Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Jan. 12, 2014.
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Dave was a Special Friend and I will miss him dearly.
Jim Carter, Topeka, KS
January 18, 2014
Great memories of fifty years. Gone from our lives but not from our minds or our hearts.
Bret Lawrence
January 16, 2014
We're going to miss "King Robb". We still have the memories. Bye Sweets.

Ed Nicolay
January 16, 2014
Dave we crossed paths often in our careers after working together in ServiceMaster. I always enjoyed both the working relationship and personal friendship. You endured the hardships of debilitating diseases with dignity, resolve, and faith. Rest in peace my friend.

Larry Hackney
January 14, 2014
I'm going to miss David. He was quite a guy. We renewed our friendship when I picked him up at LMH in my wheelchair van, and returned him to his townhome. We talked about his old 55 Ford convertable, and relived a few of our high school days.
Frank Molby
January 13, 2014
God bless you Dave, Rest in peace!
John Guy
January 13, 2014
I'm going to miss david a lot! Rest in Peace my friend Ray Williams
January 13, 2014
My sympathy to Betty and all the family. I met Dave in 1978 when he sold me a ServiceMaster franchise in St. Charles, Missouri. We remained friends until his passing. I always enjoyed talking business with Dave. I look forward to seeing him again when I also go to be with the LORD.
Dennis Richardson
January 13, 2014
Sorry to hear of Davids' passing. He was a great guy !
Rich Freeman
January 13, 2014
I will miss writing to Dave. I hope his family finds comfort during these difficult days.
Mike Miner
January 13, 2014
Rest in peace old friend.
Sam Garland
January 13, 2014
I am sorry to here about Dave's death i was good friends with Dave.I will miss him.Until we meet again Dave Robb
Gary Bowman
January 12, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 12, 2014
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