WYATT -- Robert Ray "Bob" Nally, 70, died at 9:27 a.m. Jan. 15, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born June 11, 1938, in State Park Place, Ill., to the late William Robert and Doris Nell Campbell Nally, he grew up around Greenville, Ill., then moved to Wyatt. In May 1955, he began working on a riverboat as a deckhand, oiler, engineer, pilot and captain, and had worked as port captain and company manager of river marine companies. In April 2004, he retired from his river career. Following retirement, he piloted many trips on the Delta Queen and American Queen. As a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church, he served as a deacon, song leader and Sunday School teacher. He was a member of the Retired Marine Personnel Association, the Charleston Kiwanis Club and had served with the Missouri National Guard.
On Aug. 9, 1959, he married Marilyn Johnson who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Karen Rene and Randy Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Lowell Nally of Wyatt and Charles Nally of Monticello, Ark.; one sister, Carol Butler of Charleston; one grandson and one step grandson.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Dean Wallace, pastor of the Wyatt Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Charlie Johnson, Lindell Johnson, Bert Johnson, Greg Johnson, Charlie Baugh and Dr. Charles Barnes.