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Robert Alan Argo

December 24, 1951 — November 29, 2023

Robert Alan Argo, 71, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Evelyn’s House, Creve Coeur, Missouri.

He was born December 24, 1951 to Henry and Beulah (Hancock) Argo, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded by his grandparents, George and Minnie McDaniel; and his brother, Leroy Argo.

Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving 4 years during the Vietnam War on the USS America (CV-66) air craft carrier. During his service, he received the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. He was a member of Kincaid Church of God. He worked at Peabody Coal Mine #10 from 1976 until 1994. From 1994 until retirement, he owned and operated Argo’s Small Engine Repair. He loved tinkering with small engines and trying to fix anything broken. He enjoyed growing huge gardens and giving it away to family and friends. Above all else, he loved spending time with his grandsons, Cooper and Camden. According to Cooper, he was “one of the best lawnmower mechanics known to man.”

He is survived by his son, Alan (Kelly) Argo; Alan’s mother, Martha Jean Argo; grandchildren, Cooper and Camden Argo; brother, Melvin Argo; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Karen Argo.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kincaid Church of God.

3 Comments

  1. Dave Oldham on December 6, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Bob and I were Classmates graduating in 1970, we played baseball on the same teams growing up in Taylorville. He was a good friend. He repaired my mowers several times over the years and found a fuel tank for one that no one else could find. He was truly a great guy.

  2. Abigail Brest on December 13, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Bob all my life. It was definitely a great privilege, and honor to call him friend, and watch it grow quickly to family. His spirit was light, he had so many stories to tell. He cared about everyone and was always willing to help… His smile and laughter were contagious as hell. Argo was always so nice, no matter how bad he hurt. And he was “Old School” and a very huge loss…. But, we will see each other again. At our eternal home in Heaven.
    RIP Argo

  3. Don Ravenna on January 5, 2024 at 1:34 pm

    Bob and I worked together in the O2N2 plants on the America. He was a great guy and friends with everyone. I remember him telling me “ DONT let me get a damn tattoo” . It was only a matter of days before he came back to the ship with two tattoos of dragons on his legs! Guess I failed him on that one though I wasn’t with him on that liberty! I’m so sorry that we were never able to meet up again. I got out of the Navy in 1973 and became a State Trooper in Vermont.RIP my friend and following seas.

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