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Bobby Gean Sullivan, 66, of Springfield died Sunday, May 28, 2023 from injuries received in an automobile accident just north of Branson, Missouri.

He was born Nov. 4, 1956 in Lebanon, to James Sullivan and Geneva Cromer Sullivan. He grew up in the Stoutland area, spending his time hunting and fishing. He was a graduate of Stoutland High School.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jimmie Sullivan.

He is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Retzloff and her husband, Chris of Springfield; six grandchildren, Aaron Retzloff and Shawn Retzloff and his wife, Bobbie, all of Marshfield; Sheldon Retzloff and his wife, Tori of Republic; Zoee Null, Madison Retzloff and Peyton Retzloff, all of Springfield; his great-grandchildren, Justin, Baily, Baylor, Mason, Jayson, Gunner, Syndey and Axton; his siblings, Bettie Davenport and her husband, Clovis, Charles Sullivan and Buddie Sullivan, all of Lebanon; George Sullivan of St. Charles and Billie Sullivan of Springfield; and many other relatives and friends.

Bobby worked at H.D. Lee, Pam’s Flowers, and was a UPS delivery driver. He loved to cook and was very good at growing beautiful flowers. He enjoyed decorating for weddings and served as a DJ for many functions.

Above all, he loved spending time with his family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him so much joy and he looked forward to sharing experiences with them and creating memories.

He loved people and would talk to anybody. He had a strong faith in God and was saved at a young age. It is this blessed assurance that we know Bobby is with his heavenly father and is rejoicing with those who have gone before him.

Funeral services for Bobby Sullivan will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon. Burial will be in Barnett Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A memorial to the Barnett Cemetery has been established and donations may be left at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

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