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Robert “Bob” Gene Brower, 70 of Springfield, passed away peacefully at his home on April 5, 2022.

He graduated from high school in 1969 and then worked for 40 years at Springfield Tire Exchange as a trusted tire salesman and eventually became the owner, where he retired on May 9, 2011. He was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard as a rifle expert. He was united in marriage to Betty Wright on September 18, 1981, in Miami, Oklahoma.

He is survived by his wife Betty Brower; son Miles “Andy” Brower (Wendi); stepson Clifton Kelley Jr. (Lindsay); grandchildren Meg Brower and Mitchell Brower; brother John Brower (Judy); sister Anne Blevins (Keith); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A visitation will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 2:00-4:00 pm.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Ozark Food Harvest, Southwest Humane Society, and Convoy of Hope.