Robert Wesley Burrows of Mission, Kansas passed away on February 10, 2021 at the age of 74 with his devoted wife, Lynette, at his side.
Bob was born on May 24, 1946 to the late Robert and Mary Burrows in Fort Smith, Arkansas. His younger brother, James, also predeceased him.
After he graduated from Neosho High School, he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture.
Bob served as a civilian observer and special weapons instructor attached to the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Studies and Observation Group (MACV SOG) 5th Special Forces, Da Nang Bay and Forward Operations Base (FOB) Fu Bai, Montagnards Civilian Irregular Defense Group Battalion from 1968-1971.
Art, design, and illustration were his calling. A self-employed ad agency creative consultant for more than 50 years, Bob acted as designer, illustrator, visualizer, and creative director for brands such as Blockbuster, DeBeers, Hallmark, Kodak, Porsche, and Rolex.
A self-described adrenaline junky, he loved sports car racing and won the Sports Car Club of America’s Midwest Division Championship in 1990.
He married Lynette in Kansas City, Missouri in 1994.
Bob’s online businesses (rbgungraphics and MACParts) sold graphic illustrations, mugs, and t-shirts. As an Ingram SubMachine Gun Armorer and an American Gunsmithing Association Gunsmith he provided parts, service, and service manuals for online and in person customers.
He was Lynette’s number one fan and supporter. And she was his.
Impassioned about the people and activities he loved, Bob will be sorely missed by friends and family. He is survived by his spouse, Lynette, his stepson, Robert Meserole, and six grandchildren.