Robert W. “Robbie” Wailes, 63 of Moberly, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021. He was born September 21, 1958 in Moberly, MO to the union of Bobby D. and Rose M. (Bailey) Wailes, who preceded him in death.
He married the love of his life, Tammy Linebaugh on June 7, 1980 in Moberly, MO and she survives of the home. Also surviving are his son Cody Wayne Wailes of Moberly, brothers: Byron Wailes and his wife Paola of the state of FL, Danny Wailes and his wife Diane of Moberly and Richard Wailes of Huntsville, a sister Cathy Jones and her husband Terry of the sate of AZ, nieces, nephews, his mother-in-law Carolyn Linebaugh of Moberly, other relatives and friends.
Robert was a lifelong resident of Moberly. His last employment was as a custodian at Moberly High School. Prior to that, he had worked at McAlister & Son, Moberly Motorsports Complex, when it opened, Missouri Highway Department, Orscheln Brake Lever, the first Sonic that opened in Moberly, and other places.
He was a member of the Moberly Moose Lodge, Moberly Eagles and the Mid Mo Cruisers Car Club. He was an avid bowler for many years until a stroke in 2015 ended his bowling. One of his greatest pleasures was when he bowled a perfect game. For many years, he lit it up on the corner of North Buchanan and Hinton Streets for the holidays, and could be found playing Santa in the garage out back. He was one of the founders and organizers of the K & W Car Show in Moberly for 11 years. Most will know him as the “Scooby Doo Man” with his lime green dune buggy, lime green crocs and lime green tee shirts. He enjoyed car shows and cruising at Sonic, his music, weekend card playing with Tracey, Becky, James and anyone else that wanted to join in. He still tried to cheat at cards up to the end, but he wasn’t as slick as he used to be and he just knew he dealt every other hand. He liked his traditional Memorial Day and Labor Day fish fry’s or BBQ’s and man, did he ever make the best baked beans around! He greatly appreciated the favors that Jim did for him and the many chores he had lined out for the Briscoe Boys. He was also the greatest “stupivisor” the fireworks stand or Carolyn’s kitchen ever had. And he was always eager to help make Chex Mix for Judy and he forever carried a mouse named “WE” in his pocket to help his family and friends.
He knew people from every walk of life and never knew a stranger, even out of state. He crossed paths with many and will be remembered by many. He was kind, caring, and generous. He was loved by many and he will be sadly missed by all.
Everyone knows he had a fondness for cars so he would be greatly honored by anyone who chooses to bring their ride and partake in his last ride to Memorial Park Cemetery.
Words of comfort and support were shared with the family at a visitation held in the Cater Funeral Home. Services honoring and celebrating Robbie’s life were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayer and burial followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery.