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Sikeston business and civic leader Bob McCord dies

Sunday, May 18, 2003

Bob McCord
SIKESTON --Robert Allen "Bob" McCord Jr., 78, a local business man and entrepreneur, died at 5:45 a.m. May 17, 2003, at his residence.

Born Oct. 5, 1924, in Sikeston, son of the late Robert Allen and Gertrude Glascock McCord Sr., he graduated form Sikeston High School in May 1942 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on Dec. 14, 1942. He was promoted to corporal on June 12, 1944, and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He participated in action against the enemy of Japan at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, from Feb. 14, 1945 through March 16, 1945. He also participated in the occupation from Sept. 22, 1945, through March 16, 1946, and was discharged April 13, 1946.

Mr. McCord attend Westminster College in Fulton and was a member and elder of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. He was a past member and past president of the Sikeston Jaycees and past president of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Sikeston Public Schools Board of Education, was in several Sikeston Little Theatre productions. In 1978, Mr. McCord was named Sikeston Man of the Year.

On Sept. 3, 1947, in Sikeston, he married Amy I. Wilkinson who survives of the home.

In addition to his wife, survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert A. McCord III and Mary L. McCord and Samuel Brian McCord, all of Sikeston; one brother and sister-in-law, Joseph H. and Jean McCord of Sikeston; and three grandchildren, Kimberly Ann McCord-Liefrinck and her husband, Erik, of Amsterdam, Holland, Mary Elizabeth McCord of Sikeston and Emily Jordan McCord of Greenville.

One daughter, Carolyn Jean McCord, preceded him in death in 1974.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church with Dr. Allen Shriver, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions

may be made to

First Christian Church

1006 N. Main St.

Sikeston, MO 63801


Missouri Delta Medical Center

1008 N. Main St.

Sikeston, MO 63801

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