Bobby Leon Raspberry

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Mr. Bobby Leon Raspberry, 74, of Festus, Mo. and a former lifelong resident of Gosnell passed from this life on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Mo.

Born to William H. and Carmen Hyde Raspberry in Blytheville, he was a retired fork lift operator at Maverick Manufacturing and was of the Baptist faith. Bobby was an individual who loved working in his yard and being with family. He loved to hunt and fish but his passion was bowling. He was a "pretty good bowler" and loved the competition and friendships developed over the years.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Ed Raspberry, Pat Raspberry and sisters, Gerri Raspberry and Jane Kretch.

He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda Kay Arnold and her husband Timothy of Festus, and Gaylon Raspberry of St. Louis; grandson, Corey Arnold and his wife Pam; great grandchildren, Caitlyn Arnold, Grace Arnold and John Arnold and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at 2 p,m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Billy Holifield officiating. The family will receive friends Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home and burial will be private in Elmwood Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family on line at