Joseph Robert 'Bob' Reagan


Joseph Robert “Bob” Reagan, 75, of rural Wellsville, passed on Wednesday, Oct.14, 2020, at 2:33 p.m. at his country home surrounded by family.

Joseph Robert Reagan was born on Feb. 1, 1945, the youngest son of Dave and Lorene Reagan of rural Montgomery City. He attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic School through the eighth grade and graduated from Montgomery County R-II High School, the Class of 1964. After graduation he lived in St. Louis, and Concord, Calif. returning to Montgomery County when he was an installer of floor coverings and farmed. He worked hard farming and enjoyed working with his cattle, hunting and his dog. Mr. Reagan enjoyed visiting with all his family and friends and will be dearly missed.

On June 19, 1965 he was united in marriage to Rebecca L. Walton. They celebrated their 55th anniversary with a window visit due to the COVID-19 pandemic as he was an Alzheimer’s resident of Gamma Road Lodge and visitors were not allowed. He returned to his rural home on Oct. 1, 2020 to be cared for by his wife and daughter to enable his children and grandchildren to visit him.

Mr. Reagan is survived by his wife, Becky, of the home; a daughter, Rhonda Sue Brown of Martinsburg; son, Russell Reagan and wife, Candi, of rural High Hill; and son, Randy Reagan and wife, Jill, of O’Fallon; grandchildren: Clarissa Cauthorn and husband, Andrew, of Thompson; David Reagan and wife, Lauren, of Montgomery City; Katie Brown of Troy; Kalli Hernandez and husband, Mike, of Warrenton; Hana Reagan of O’Fallon; Gracie Reagan of O’Fallon; and El Reagan of High Hill; great-grandchildren: Kennedy and Everly Reagan of Montgomery City; Lucas Hernandez and Rhett Hernandez of Warrenton; and J. R. Cauthorn of Thompson; step-grandchildren: Kirsten Burgher of Fulton, and Justin Dungan of St. Louis; step-great-grandchild, Cora Burgher of Fulton. Also surviving is his brothers: Bill Reagan and wife, Dian, of Montgomery City; Earnest Reagan and wife, Val, of Perris, Calif.; and Pat Reagan of Montgomery City; sister, Marie Pasley and husband, John, of Columbia; sister-in-law, Bernice Reagan of High Ridge; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Tony Walton and wife, Betty; Bill Walton, Jim Walton and wife, Lynn; Joe Walton and wife, Doris; I.W. Walton, Jr., Roy Walton, Candace Potter and husband, TL; Leslie Walton and wife, Terri; Cindy Shramek and husband, Rodney; and Sue Carroz and husband, Dennis; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mr. Reagan was preceded in death by his parents; Dave and Lorene Reagan; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Ike and Whilena Walton; brothers: Charles Jack Reagan and Tom Reagan; Sisters-in-law, Helen Reagan, Vickie Reagan, Bunny Reagan, and Leslie Lee Walton; and grandson, Joseph Brown.

Mask-required funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the Schlanker Funeral Home. Mr. Nathan Carroz will officiate.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Helen Reagan Cancer Fund, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO, 63361. Condolences may be made to