Robert Dessent

Robert Francis "Bob" Dessent

Thursday, June 1st, 1961 - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Robert Francis Dessent, 58, of Raytown, MO, entered his eternal resting place on Friday, May 22, 2020. A visitation will be held from 6-8pm, Thursday May 28th with a funeral service at 10:00am, limited to 50 people in attendance, Friday, May 29th. Both will take place at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W Lexington Ave; Independence, MO 64052. For those unable to attend, the service will be streamed live on the Speaks Chapels Facebook page. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Raytown.

Bob was born June 1, 1961 to Robert Kenneth and Mary Frances (Carroll) Dessent in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from William Chrisman High School and went on to DeVry University. Bob was employed by Sears Automotive and B & B Engineering before landing at AT&T where he worked for 20 years. He was involved in AT&T Pioneers, Hearts and Shamrocks Club, Wounded Warriors, and volunteered with the Special Olympics. He was a generous man, always giving back to others, so appropriately, his final act was to be an organ donor. Bob’s love of music ran deep, and he would take in any live band that he could find. He was a proud Irishman, who loved his Royals, Chiefs and Missouri Tigers, but above all, he loved his family who meant everything to him. Recently, Bob had become a very talented BBQ smoker and loved sharing the food he had created with his friends and family.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Lisa, of the home; his daughter, Rachael Dessent of Independence; step-daughter, Alison (Robbert) Rodriguez and their children, Junior, Adalynn and Anastascia of Forney, TX; step-daughter, Jessica (Chris) Venker of University City, MO; his sister, Kathleen (Jim) Jackson of Independence; brother, Chris Dessent of Independence; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tom Dessent and Jim Dessent; and his sister, Karen Guerra.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to ALS.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 28th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, May 28th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Carson-Speaks Chapel
    1501 W. Lexington Ave
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  • Service

    Friday, May 29th, 2020 | 10:15am
    Friday, May 29th, 2020 10:15am
    Carson-Speaks Chapel
    1501 W. Lexington Ave
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  • Interment

    Mount Olivet Cemetery
    7601 Blue Ridge Blvd.
    Raytown, MO 64133
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Donations are being accepted for: ALS Association.

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Marianne Biondo-Lightle

Posted at 08:50pm
Bobbie was always a generous soul! I remember his playful nature, and his laughter. I send my condolences to my dear friends, the Dessent and Carroll families, and my heartfelt sympathies to his wife and children. We will all miss you.

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