Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Robert "Red" Lee Bone, age 78, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012, in his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born November 1, 1933, in Boulder, Colorado. At a young age, his family moved to Pineville, Missouri, where he received his education and graduated high school with the class of 1951. Much of his life was spent in Northwest Arkansas, where he was an executive for Tyson Foods in Springdale and was also a commodities broker. Throughout his career, he owned numerous businesses and was also a professional poker player.

On July 26, 1973, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth "E" Dudley, who preceded him in death on May 14, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his mother, Lena Wheeler and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Breslau.

Surviving include: his sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and Marshall Lett, of Pineville, Missouri; four children, Annie and David Peck of Springfield, Missouri, Greg and Billye Bone of Bentonville, Arkansas, Jay and Kerri Breslau of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Kelly Breslau and Leslie Meeker of Rogers, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Jake and Jessica Breslau; his mother-in-law, Aleta Scott of Springdale, Arkansas; a sister-in-law, Nancy Henderson of Rogers, Arkansas; brother-in-law, Bo and Sally Dudley of Springdale, Arkansas; a close friend, Mr. Johnny Bishop, of Cassville; and his two loving pups, Daisy and Belle.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2012, in Spring Creek Cemetery, Springdale, Arkansas, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri.

Contributions may be made to Mercy Rehab, Cassville or Haven of the Ozarks.

Thank you for the loving care provided by Mercy Hospice of Aurora (Judy, RN).

Special thanks to Community In Home Health for the loving care, especially to Ashley, Dena and Sue Ann. In addition, thanks to Nema McCullah for her care and friendship.

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