Robert Earl Nappier, Sr. of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Sullivan, MO, on December 30, 2020, having reached the age of eighty-two years, ten months and twenty-three days. Robert was born in Gray Summit, MO, on February 7, 1938, son of Earl Rippee Nappier and Berthania Nappier nee Beamon. On December 26, 1958, he was united in marriage to Merrylee Bell and three children came to bless this union.
Robert is survived by his sons, Robert E. Nappier, Jr. of Bourbon, MO and Aaron Nappier of St. Clair, MO; by his daughter, Toni Gacich and husband, Tom, of St. Clair; by seven brothers, Tom Nappier and friend, Yvonne, of Potosi, MO, Jerry Nappier and wife, Renda, of Putman, OK, Glenn Nappier of Union, MO, Carl Nappier of Gerald, MO, Ronnie Nappier and wife, Wilma, of Catawissa, MO, Dale Nappier and wife, Donna, of Union and Benjamin Nappier and wife, Gwen, of Union; by his sisters, Karan Jacobs and husband, Dennis, of Washington, MO and Ruby DeWald of Boulder City, NV; by his grandchildren, Ian and Alex Gacich, both of St. Clair; by two brothers-n-law, one sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Berthania Nappier; by his wife, Merrylee Nappier, and by one brother, Gail Nappier.
Robert was a Christian, having been raised in the Baptist faith and believing in the Lord as his Savior. He was a member and retiree of Operating Engineers Local 513 in St. Louis, MO. Throughout his working career, he worked as an operating engineer on jobs throughout the St. Louis area. In his younger years, he enjoyed spending time on the river. He loved being at home with his family and working in his yard. The time spent with his family and the many precious memories they created will be cherished by them all forever.
A kind and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.