In Loving Memory …

Dr. Robert C. Stockwood, Jr.

Dr. Robert C. Stockwood, 84, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at E.W. Thompson.

He was born on August 21st 1934, in Kansas City, MO the son of Robert “Bud” and Lorayne M. Stockwood, who preceded him in death.

On February 7, 1954, in Columbia, MO. he was united in marriage to Jackie Stockwood, who also preceded him in death. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of Fairmont Christian Church.

Dr. Stockwood graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts and a Doctor of Medicine Degrees. He was a Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society. He served in the US Army as a Senior Flight Surgeon for 7 years, attaining the rank of Major. He established his medical practice in Sedalia Missouri for over 42 years.

He was a Certified American Board of OB-GYN as well as a Fellow of the American College of OB-GYN and a Fellow of American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Stockwood was Chief of Staff at Bothwell Hospital for 6 years. He served on the Board of the Center for Human Services and started a Charity Golf Tournament for the Center which just completed its 47th year.

He is survived by his brother Randy of Arizona, his daughter Julie and husband George Coopersmith of Shawnee, KS, son Jim and wife Trudy of Lenexa, KS, and son Bob of DeSoto, KS.  He is also survived by his grandchildren Christopher Stockwood and wife Kelsey, David Stockwood and wife Robin, both of whom are expecting Dr. Stockwood’s great grandchildren within the next few weeks, granddaughter Emily Stockwood of St. Louis and grandson Robby Stockwood, a Marine stationed in Spain.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Heckert Funeral Home with services to follow at 1 p.m. Graveside service will be at Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors provided by the VFW Post 2591 and the United States Army.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Center for Human Services, 1500 Ewing Dr, Sedalia, MO 65301.


  1. Julie A Sieving

    Julie, Jim, And Bobby, I am sorry for the loss of Big Bob. He was such a kind and caring Dr. And friend. I will carry with me all the great memories we have accumulated throught out the years.

  2. Janet Proctor

    Sorry for your loss. A great guy , friend and Doctor .

  3. Janet R Roberts

    Julie, Jim and Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. Dr Robert was a wonderful man and terrific Dr. I so enjoyed seeing him at Bothwell.

  4. Barbara Smith (Bobbi)

    Dr. Stockwood was the most amazing physician, but an amazing man as well. He performed one of my surgeries, and he was such a gentle and compassionate physician. I will be forever grateful that I had Big Bob to care for me. He could also be humorous when need be. He held a special place in the hearts of many of us here in Sedalia. Please accept my condolence to the family and special friends. He will be missed, but he served us well. Thank you Dr. Robert Stockwood.

  5. Jim, Bob & Julie I am sorry for your loss. I worked in OB at BRHC and really thought a lot of your dad. He was such a wonderful doctor. Keeping you in my prayers!

  6. Susie Goldsmith

    Sincere sympathies. I had the privilege of working with him on OB. Great Doc and nice person.

  7. Dr. Stockwood was a wonderful Doctor
    And surgeon. I always enjoyed working with him. One of a kind and will be missed.

  8. Rebecca L. King

    Dear Family. Dr. Stockwood was the best. He helped me thru the loss of my son. He was a solid rock. Peace, love, comfort, and prayers for his loved ones. Praise heaven, he will hurt no more.

  9. My condolences.

  10. Kathy Beykirch

    What great memories we have of Bob and all he did for our community! Keeping all of you in our prayers!

  11. David Cromwell

    Mi sentido mas pésame. My wife, Sandra and I (señor Cromwell) are saddened by your loss. He was a kind and caring physician and I enjoyed his good children. They are a reflection of the kind of person he was. Our good memories of him will sustain our faith.

  12. Dawn M. Bolling

    May your many wonderful memories comfort you and your families.

  13. Condolences to Jim, Bobby, Julie and the rest of the Stockwood family. Big Bob was a special man. Special memories of being neighbors with the Stockwoods near Sedalia. You are in my thoughts.

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