Robert Lee Pulliam, Sr. was born on February 18, 1953 in Steele, MO to the parents of the Late Elder J.W. Pulliam and Willie Mae Pulliam. This union created a hard working, family loving, strong man of faith who trusted and believed in God to the end. He lived his life knowing and believing that God would welcome him home.
Robert later met the love of his life, Evelyn Jean Terry; they were united in holy matrimony on June 29, 1974. From this love birth three children, Kenya, Robert Jr., and Andrew. Together they raised their children to be hardworking self sufficient people who trust in God.
Robert was a man who loved his family and worked hard to take care of them. He showed his love through action. He might not say much, but he would show you how much he loved and cared for you. Whatever you needed, Robert was not hesitant to lend a hand. He would help everyone he could, no matter what. He desired to show and share the love of God through his actions. He would be the uncle everyone would call on and visit, because he cared for all of his family.
Robert was a hardworking man, who got up daily to make sure his family had the provision made for them. He worked and retired from Emerson Electric and MO- Department of Transportation. He was known for his work ethic. They could always count Robert to get the job done and done well. It would be nothing for him to work a full day, then come home and work some more either at home or help a neighbor or family member. Even through his battle, he was helping others.
Robert loved sports, from his high school career, to coaching his children and grandchild from on the field to the sidelines. You would always see Robert on Friday nights holding the chain for the high school football team. He loved children and always encouraged them in their activities. He would step up to help all who needed help or support. Robert was truly a man who loved and supported his community. For many young people, they knew they could come to him for help or advice and he would be there for them.
Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Jean Pulliam; his Father Elder J.W. Pulliam, two brothers, John Willie Pulliam Jr. and Jimmy Lee Pulliam; cousins raised in the home, Joe Willie Prow, David Lee Prow, Gloria Jean Prow, Josetta Glover; grandparents, Howard and Hester Pulliam; sister in-Law Angela Bell-Pulliam, and nephew John Willie Pulliam III.
He leaves cherished memories with his children; Kenya Williams (Tommy) of Kennett, MO; Robert L. Pulliam, Jr. (Samantha) of Osceola, Ark, and Andrew Pulliam of St. Charles, MO. Three grandchildren, Justin Hunt, Aaliyah Williams and Thomas Williams. His mother, Willie Mae Pulliam, five brothers: Lawrence Pulliam, Ronnie Pulliam (Kay) , Peter Pulliam (Rita), and Dennis Pulliam (Brenda) Russell Lee Prow; six sisters Mildred Whitehorn (Earl), Hester Ellis (Nate), Luetta Pulliam, Lillie Blackmon (Eddie), Betty Bell (Jonathan), and Charlie Mae Magnussen, and beloved Uncle and Aunt Limmie D. Pulliam and Virgie M. Pulliam, He also leaves behind many brothers and sisters in laws, a host of nieces and nephews, and lots of close friends.