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Bobby Wall, 80, of Richland, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in Waynesville.

He was born June 5, 1941, in Brumley, Mo. to Robert Jackson and Minnie Davenport Wall.

On May 9, 1964, he married Linda Marie Smith.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert Jackson Wall and Minnie Davenport Wall Sewell.

Bobby graduated from School of the Osage High School in 1959. He soon entered the United States Navy and served our country proudly for over four years before his Honorable Discharge. He continued his service by later joining the Naval Reserve. While living in the Richland community, he was employed in different departments of Civil Service at Ft. Leonard Wood, retiring in 1996. He was later employed for several contractors and MOCCA, before retiring again at the age of seventy years. He was honored to be Mayor of Richland for many years. He was very proud of his hometown and worked hard for its successes. He was a member of the Richland Lions Club, Jaycees and a leader of the Boys Scout Troop. He enjoyed coaching Mighty Might Football and Little League Baseball.

Bobby was a longtime active and faithful member of the First Christian Church in Richland.

Bobby is survived by his daughter, Diana Bryant and her husband Andy of Richland; two sons, James Wall and his wife Diane of Richland, and Steven Wall and his wife Betsy of Moberly; nine grandchildren, Nicole and Michelle Bryant, Meagan Fisher and her husband Jesse, Cody Wall and his wife Emma, Morgan, Hunter, Steven (Nick) and Robert Wall, and Katie Wall (Ethan York); his significant other, Myra Dingman of Waynesville, and her family; two brothers, Jerry Sewell and his wife Georgia of Nashville, Tenn. and Joe Sewell and his wife Pam of Nixa; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Bob Smith of Clinton, New Jersey and Ruthe and Rodney Storms of Whiteville, N.C.; other relatives and many dear friends.

A visitation for Bobby Wall will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at the First Christian Church in Richland with military honors by the United States Navy. Private burial will be at a later date in Mt. Union Cemetery near Brumley with Landon Justice officiating, under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to Ozark Food Harvest or to Mt. Union Cemetery. Donations can be let at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948, Lebanon, Mo. 65536. Sign guest book at