Wednesday, December 28, 2022

“Coach” The owner of Coach's Corner Sports Cards Passed away

“Coach” The owner of Coach's Corner Sports Cards in Belton Mo. Passed away Saturday. One of Coach last word was to have his Son Robert keep Coach's Corner Sports Cards open  after his  death for the the Kids

Robert (Bob) Eugene Marple


McGilley & George Funeral Home and Cremation Services

 Robert (Bob) Eugene Marple was born on February 8, 1941 in Turkey Run, West Virginia. He was married in 1964 and had one son, Robert Walter Marple. He joined The United States Air Force in 1964. He was able to travel to many areas around the world while enlisted. Bob retired from the Air Force and went into real estate for a while. He enlisted back into the Air Force and his final retirement from there was in 1993. Bob and his son started a local sports memorabilia shop called Coachs Corner Sports Cards. His customers all referred to him as “Coach”. He made many friends while working there and was also a great mentor to many kids growing up. Bob had a passion for sports, especially baseball. His favorite teams were the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, which is where he grew up.

Bob is survived by his ex-wife, and life long friend, Susan Robbins; their son Robert Marple and his wife Cheri Marple; grandchildren Mark Stegner, William Marple, Brian Stegner and Caitlyn Stegner; great grandchildren Riley Marple, Bentley Stegner, Kimber Stegner, Annabelle Marple, Brayden Stegner, Adilyn Stegner and Oakley Christensen. He is also survived by his older brother, Don Marple and his wife Mary Marple.

Bob died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after battling prostate cancer. He will be missed by many loved ones and friends.

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