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Mr. Bobby “Bob”  G. Lourance, 87, of Troy, MO, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.  He was born on Sept. 13, 1931 in Mountain View, MO to Melvin and Velma (Richardson) Lourance.  Bob was blessed with five siblings: Ernestine, Wanda, Bonita, Clyne, and Chester.  When Bob was very young, the family relocated to Qulin and in 1949, the family moved to Mountain View, Arkansas.  After his formal schooling, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. After he returned from service,  he met his future wife, Janice Young, on a blind date.  They went together for two years and were joined in holy matrimony on June 2, 1956 in Herando, Mississippi.  To this union were born three children: Melinda, Brian and Janet.  The Lourance family moved to St. Louis when Bob began working for McDonnell Aircraft.  After living in St. Louis for seven years, they moved to Troy to enjoy country living.  Gardening, fishing, woodworking and taking excellent care of the yard were some of his many pastimes.  Bob was always on the go, busy with all sorts of projects.  His family have many furniture items that he made with his own hands.  After Bob’s retirement,  the couple would take their R.V. during the winter months and vacation in Texas.  He was a very industrious man who was a good provider for his family.

Surviving are his beloved wife,  of over 63 years of marriage, Janice Lourance of Troy; his children: Melinda Lourance of Eolia, Brian (Doris) Lourance of Troy, Janet (Matt) Bass of Troy; his five adoring grandchildren: Luke (Lisa) Bass, James Lourance, Janae (Clayton) Schneider, Kayla (Jared) Henderson; Logan Bass and seven great-grandchildren and two on-the-way.  Bob is further survived by his siblings: Clyne (Melba) Lourance, Ernestine Gilton, Wanda Branscum, Bonita (Eddie) Conover, and his sister-in-law, Avis Lourance. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Velma Lourance, and his brother, Chester, Lourance.

 A visitation to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, from 4:00 p.m.  - 8:00 p.m., at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, MO, 63379, 636-528-8244.

 A funeral service to be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home in Troy. Officiating to be : Mr. Ron McGaskey, Mr. Brian Lourance, and Mr. Matt Bass.  Interment to follow in the Old Alexandria Cemetery, Troy, MO. Memorials may be to L.C.C.O.A. 

Family and friends are invited to sign our on-line guest registry at: www.mccoyblossomfh.com.

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