In Memory of

Robert

"Bob"

Samuel

Bloyd

Obituary for Robert "Bob" Samuel Bloyd

Robert “Bob” Samuel Bloyd, 74, Spring Hill, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2023 at Spring Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.

Bob was born in Portage, Wisconsin on July 5, 1949, to Dale R. and Louise (Burrow) Bloyd. He grew up in Elgin, Illinois, graduating high school in 1967. After high school graduation, Bob worked on a dairy farm in Wisconsin but was soon drafted into service by the United States Army. He served as an Infantryman with the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam and Cambodia during a yearlong tour spanning 1969-1970.

Following completion of his military service, he moved to Oklahoma to be closer to his recently widowed grandmother. He was close to his grandmother, as every Summer growing up, he and his cousins Randall and Barry would visit her at her farm. He soon found work in Edmond, Oklahoma as a warehouse worker at Ralston Purina. Soon after he met Susan Gayle Bishop and the two were promptly married on April 11, 1981. Just one month later Bob adopted Susan’s two children Dana and John. Bob did not shy away from responsibility, as he provided for his wife and children and made sure they were taken care of. He eventually retired to Spring Hill, Kansas in 2012 to be close to his grandchildren and make sure they were taken care of.

His favorite time was spent being with his family. He enjoyed visiting his daughter Dana at her lake house, sitting on her front porch looking at the lake. Bob loved pontoon boat rides around the lake with his son-in-law Greg. Bob loved visiting his grandkids at his son John’s and daughter-in-law Kelli’s home, and especially enjoyed Kelli’s cooking. Watching NASCAR with granddaughter Chloe was a cherished time. Bob always made time for his grandchildren. He demanded their activity schedules so he wouldn’t miss a game, play, dance, or concert. And he most enjoyed taking his entire family to Branson, Missouri every summer for a family vacation.

His favorite TV show was NCIS and everything came to a stop when it came on. Bob had a passion for old Ford trucks, the Oklahoma State University Cowboys, chocolate chip cookies and visiting Silver Dollar City. He also cherished his friendships with his many cousins and his Ralston Purina co-workers, often traveling many hours just for dinner with family or his old friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Susan of the home; daughter Dana Beth (Greg) Rayburn, Eufaula, Oklahoma; son John Foster (Kelli) Bloyd, Spring Hill, Kansas; grandchildren: Brock Webb, Nicholas Wright, Chloe Wright, Austin Wright, and Sam Bloyd, and great-granddaughter Peyton Webb.