Robert Daniel Blum
Robert Daniel “Bob” Blum, 56 of Sullivan, MO, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident.
Bob was born on November 16, 1960 to Marvin D. and Patricia R. Blankenship Blum in Rolla, MO. He grew up in Spring Bluff and attended grade school there. He graduated from Sullivan High School in the class of 1979 and was a member of the 1976 football team that took second in state. As a young man Bob went to work in the construction trade in which he would continue until his passing. He was united in marriage to Regina Hawkins on December 20, 1996 in Hawaii and they were blessed with two children, Douglas and Emilie. Together, they raised their family in Sullivan. Bob enjoyed hunting on his property near Meramec State Park, Crappie fishing, fishing Bass Tournaments and participating in Crappie Tournaments with his son, Douglas; they won several Crappie Tournaments together. They even qualified and fished the Crappie Masters National Championship in 2010. Bob also loved spending time at Truman Lake, watching University of Alabama Football, stargazing, storm watching and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Gina Blum of Sullivan; two children, Douglas and Emilie Blum of Sullivan; his parents, Marvin and Patricia Blum of Sullivan; one brother, Ron Blum and wife Karen of St. Clair; his mother and father- in-law, Glenn and Dawn Hawkins of Sullivan; brother in law, Glenn Hawkins, Jr. of Sullivan; niece and nephews, Lance Blum and wife, Ashwina, of Maryland Heights, MO; Jennifer Bandermann and husband, Matt, of Eureka and Ryan Hawkins of Venetia, PA; other relatives and many friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his brother in law, Christopher Hawkins.
Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Grace City Church in Bourbon, MO. Cremation followed.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan and from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, at Grace City Church.
Memorials to the Blum children’s college fund are appreciated.
All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan and Bourbon, MO.