Robert "Bob" Carmack
Robert L. “Bob” Carmack was born November 1, 1932 in Springfield to Paul and Mildred Carmack, and joined them in heaven March 31, 2018. He graduated from Springfield Senior High School (Central) where he met the love of his life, Ramona “Mona” Frerking. He attended SMS college then Pathfinder Broadcasting School in Kansas City, taking his first job as a sports announcer and disc jockey at KBIX in Muskogee, Oklahoma. While working as a broadcaster, he and Mona were married.
He spent 4 years in the US Air Force, including a year in the Korean conflict. After discharge in Oscoda, Michigan he started several businesses and became President of the local Chamber of Commerce. When returning to Springfield, he entered the real estate business and became Missouri Real Estate Salesperson of the Year in 1961 and President of the Springfield Board of Realtors in 1965.
After retiring from real estate, the family moved to a 620-acre farm in Webster County where they showed foxtrotting horses and raised registered cattle.
Already active square dancers for several years, after moving back to Springfield, Bob became a popular square dance caller, traveling the western states and several foreign countries. During that time they also led tour groups throughout the states and Canada, as well as many foreign countries.
They were blessed with 3 children: Greg Carmack of Highland, California; Cheryl Jamison and Cyndi Douglas (Ron) both of Springfield; as well as 4 grandchildren: Lindsey Novak (Ryan), Brenna Watson (Michael), Brian Jamison and Chelsea Jamison; and 1 great-granddaughter, Amelia Thompson. He is also survived by his sister, Juanita Kimball, of McKinney, Texas, as well as many other family members and dear friends.
Bob and Mona have been active members of Second Baptist Church for 21 years.
Services will be held at Greenlawn East on Friday, April 6, with visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, service at 12 noon, followed by burial at Hazelwood Cemetery.