Robert 'Bob' C. Bynum Jr.
August 1, 1953 - March 13, 2018

Robert 'Bob' C. Bynum Jr.

Robert 'Bob' C. Bynum Jr.
Aug 1, 1953 - Mar 13, 2018

Robert 'Bob' C. Bynum Jr.

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Robert C. 'Bob' Bynum Jr, 64, a lifelong resident of Muscatine, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at his home.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Pastor David McIntosh will officiate. Casket bearers will be Gregg Mandsager, Tom Summitt, Rich Klimes, Gary Karkosh, Joe Bynum, Dan Oberbroeckling, Mike Tobias, and Shawn Thornton. Honorary bearers will be his grandchildren. Burial will take place in Conesville Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held at the church following the committal service.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Humane Society. Online condolences:

Bob was born on August 1, 1953, in Muscatine, the son of Betty Jean and Robert C. Bynum Sr. He married Roberta 'Bobbie' Bideaux on October 20, 1979, in Keokuk.

He had worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Petro-N-Provisions Convenience Stores and most recently for SSAB (formerly ISPCO).

Growing up, scouting was an important part of his life, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in 1970. He continued his involvement with scouting with his sons serving as Cub Master of Pack 98 at Washington Elementary School and as Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 104. He served 12 years as the Fourth Ward Alderman for the City of Muscatine and enjoyed helping the people in his ward and throughout the city. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Bobbie; three sons, Mike and Abby Bynum of Omaha, Nebraska, Chris and Adriane Bynum of Muscatine, Rob and Heidi Taylor of Fort Carson, Colorado; one daughter, RoJeana and Jason Hudson of Newport News, Virginia; 10 grandchildren, Kaylynn, Ali, Harper, and Ella Bynum, Dylan and Tyler Hudson, and Keelyn, John, Channing and Tristin Taylor; brother, Roy and Elaine Bynum of Aurora, Illinois; sister, Valoree and Tom Tunstall of Memphis, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Grace (Tisor) Steckman on Mar 19, 2018

Bobbie and family, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all. He was far too young to leave you. Rest assured you will see him in heaven one day. May your memories and God comfort you. Grace Steckman

Michael Liu on Mar 17, 2018

How can I forget the first time I met this wonderful man and his beautiful wife? He looked back from the front row to say hi to me sitting in the back row at Hillcrest Baptist Christ. We became good, good friends/brothers since then. Thank God for giving me such a wonderful brother in my life who laughed with me and cried with me without any hesitation. I am going to miss him dearly on earth and, undoubtedly, we will sing and laugh with tears of joy in heaven in the presence of Jesus Christ someday.

Steven Maher on Mar 17, 2018

We are very sad to hear of Bob's passing. Our condolences to his family. He was an important part of the community and will be missed.

Steven and Marlena Maher

Karen Diehl (Hocke) on Mar 17, 2018

Bobbie and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tom Summitt & Family on Mar 16, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man! I remember him from years ago when our parents were friends, then when our boys were growing up and Bob umpiring...and then of course from his tenure with the City Council. Gone way too soon. Thoughts and prayers to Bobbi and the family....

Becky Ernst on Mar 16, 2018

I met Bob thru the dental office. It was a pleasure to get to know him for the last 18 years. He was the kindest man, and never spoke poorly of anyone. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences. Becky Ernst

Lori Abbott Harden on Mar 15, 2018

I'd known Bob since his days at Firestone. He is one of the nicest people I have met, always having a kind word to say. My sincerest condolences to you and the family.

Kim Dieckman on Mar 15, 2018

Alan Fleischmann on Mar 15, 2018

I met Bob only once but spoke with him on the phone buying steel almost weekly for more than 10 years. He always went the extra mile to make sure my company, Corn Island Shipyard, was taken care of--a true professional who knew the meaning of customer service! I miss talking with him and miss how voice sounded when he got excited. May he rest in peace.

Bryan Fessler on Mar 15, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Charlie Norton on Mar 15, 2018

Bob was a very colorful individual and always excelled at whatever he was doing. I am glad to have been his friend and very sorry for his family's loss. Bob, you will be missed.

Charlie Norton

David Fischer on Mar 15, 2018

Sorry to hear of Bobbie's passing .
He was a good man & will be missed .

Daryl Walters on Mar 15, 2018

Roy so sorry to hear the loss of your brother I remember him growing up in our school days my prayers are with you and your family

Eric and Rachel Vela on Mar 15, 2018

Prayers from the Vela Family... A great man gone too soon. RIP Bob

Kris LeMaster on Mar 15, 2018

Bobbie and Family, so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

John Beckey on Mar 15, 2018

I've known Bob for a long time. I've kept up with his fight for a long time. The world lost a good and brave man. RIP Bob! I am very sorry to hear of his passing. God willing, we will all be reunited in His Kingdom. Blessings to his family.

Mike on Mar 14, 2018

Miss you dad.

Steve and Lylie Eiselstein on Mar 14, 2018

Our sympathy to you and your family, Bobbie, in the loss of Bob. Our prayers go out for you in this time.

Carol Anthony on Mar 14, 2018

Bob was a high school classmate and my lab partner. He was a good partner - very patient and kind. He had a memorable sounding voice and laugh, which I still remember. He will be missed by his former classmates. My sincere condolences to Bob's family and friends, and all who loved hm.

Sheila Lepley on Mar 14, 2018

Bobbie, we both remember well, bowling with you both on a league years ago and Bob was always so helpful at the tire store! You were a great pair, know you will miss him! We are sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family!
Fred and Sheila Lepley

Russ and Judyth on Mar 14, 2018

We will miss the friendly "Hi Neighbor" salutations, smile and wave that generally greeted us at the condo. We wish Bobbie and the family the best and are very sorry for your loss. Russ and Judyth

Cheryl Petersen on Mar 14, 2018

My heartfelt sympathy to the Bynum family. I always appreciated his family photos that were posted on Facebook, he will be deeply missed. Bob and I were classmates, he always stopped to offer a kind word when I saw him. God bless you.
Cheryl Prtersen

Dyann & Dave Roby on Mar 14, 2018

to the family---may a memory comfort your heart. Smile when you feel husband and grandfather present in your day-to-day life. Rest in peace Bob--you've have earned it. God bless.

Julie Sutton on Mar 14, 2018

My deepest condolences to Bobbie and family during this most difficult time. I sat in front of Bob at IPSCO and there was never a dull moment. Of utmost importance to Bob was his love for Bobbie and their children. My prayers for all of you will be that God wraps His arms around you to let you know that your loved one is safely in His care. 🙏



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Muscatine, Iowa 52761
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