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Robert “Bob” Wayne Elam

Honor Mission
Robert “Bob” Wayne Elam, Retired
USA, USAR – Vietnam
MULTI-CITY, Missouri – 04-29, 04-30-21


The Family of Robert “Bob” Wayne Elam, 80, of Callao, MO., has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to stand in honor and to escort their loved one to his final resting place. Bob proudly served his country with the U S Army from February 16, 1963 to February 15, 1966. He served 1 year 11 months 11 days in France at Headquarters Europe in Communications. At one time while he was stationed in France he coached children’s basketball for the children of soldiers. He then went into the U S Army Reserves from February 15, 1966 to 1969. Mr. Elam achieved the rank of Sergeant (E-5) and received the Sharpshooter Rifle M-1 Badge and the Expert Rifle M-14 Badge. Condolences to his immediate family, along with grandchildren, sister, brother, uncle and several nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Staging Time: 5:30 PM

Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home
301 N. Rubey Street
Macon, Missouri 63552

Ride Captain:

Jan Watts

Special Instructions:

Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Come and go as you can.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 04-30-21
Staging Time: 1:00 PM

Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home
301 N. Rubey Street
Macon, Missouri 63552

Ride Captain:

Jan Watts

Special Instructions:

Flag line set prior to service starting at 2:00 PM.
Following service, escort to Locust Grove Cemetery in Callao, MO., approximately 20 miles.
Full military honors will be done at the cemetery.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Jan Watts
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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9 Comments To "Robert “Bob” Wayne Elam"

#1 Comment By bobbybreuer On April 26, 2021 @ 11:23 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your Loved One, I pray God will Comfort , Strengthen and Bless you all as you go through this time of deep sorrow .
I am thankful for Mr. Elam’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Army. He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten. “ May he Rest In Peace .
USAF 67 – 71
In Memory :
Bill Breuer USAF Vietnam Era
Ron Breuer US Army Vietnam

#2 Comment By iceber58 On April 26, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

Please accept my condolences on your loss.

We stand with feet planted firmly on rich soil knowing what freedom is. Because of our veterans, I am free to honor God and country without persecution. Where there is injustice, I am free to fight. Where there is silence, I am free to speak. Where there is hate, I am free to love.

Your love one’s watch is over, may they rest peacefully in the arms of God.

Bruce Berg, ISC, USN (Ret)

#3 Comment By GrampyBob On April 27, 2021 @ 5:54 am

My condolences for the loss of your loved one. Be Proud of your loved one for their service and sacrifices they made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. Stand down and rest in eternal peace, Sgt. Robert “Bob” Wayne Elam USA-USAR {Ret} Vietnam Veteran your mission is complete. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.
Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, Leave the Rest to God.

Bob ”Grampy” Griffith
USASA M.P. Cpl. 59-62
Retired Lt. LEO. 62-92
Ride Captain Patriot Guard
Montgomery City, Mo.
Riding In Memory of My Wife Judy Griffith
Patriot Guard Rider 1/05/2009 5/20/2019
Riding in Honor of my Son:
Mark D. Griffith U.S. Navy Veteran
Riding in Memory of my Uncles:
Mural Griffith U.S. Navy WW ll
Orville Griffith U.S. Army WW ll
Sterling Griffith U,S, Army WW ll
Riding in Memory of My PGR Brothers:
SFC. Mark Schroeder USA Ride Captain
Rodney ”El Rod” Hale USMC PGR Brother
Ron ”I-Candy” Peterson USMC Ride Captain

#4 Comment By bobsmith On April 27, 2021 @ 8:25 am

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there,,I did not die

#5 Comment By Billie Hill On April 27, 2021 @ 8:50 am

From my family to yours we send our sincerest condolences. We pray that you may find piece and comfort in this time of sorrow. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Standing for those who once stood for us and gave their all for our freedom.

Riding in honor of my brother
Robert J Hill. U.S.M.C
Riding in honor of my wife’s brother
Charles B Dupree. U.S.M.C

#6 Comment By Jan Watts On April 27, 2021 @ 9:09 am

Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Robert “Bob” Wayne Elam, we are very sorry for your loss. We thank him for serving his country and protecting our freedoms. Rest In Peace Sir! Thoughts and prayers of comfort continuing to all his loved ones.

Ron-Jan Watts
Blue Star Parents
Military Family

#7 Comment By Ricky Moceri On April 27, 2021 @ 1:10 pm

I pray for comfort and spiritual healing for the family of a true American Hero. I am thankful for his service to our country and his sacrifices to preserve our freedoms which will never be forgotten.

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Revelation 21:4

Ricky Moceri
State Chaplain
Patriot Guard Riders

#8 Comment By Joseph Bilodeau On April 27, 2021 @ 2:54 pm

My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of an American Hero. His service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. I wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch!

Joseph “Mustang” Bilodeau

#9 Comment By Robert W. White On April 27, 2021 @ 7:06 pm

My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army (Ret), Vietnam Era Veteran, Sergeant (SGT) Robert Wayne Elam. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.

Robert “Bob” White
USA (Ret) 1SG
Vietnam Era
Jul 72 – Aug 94
Ofallon, MO

Riding in Memory of:
F.C. White, Sr, Tec 5 USA, WWII (Father)
G.A. Thompson, Pvt, USA, WWI (Grandpa)
D.A. Thompson, MCPO, USN (Ret), Korea (Uncle)
G.A. Thompson, Sgt, USMC, Korea (Uncle)
L. Norris, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Vietnam (Uncle)

Riding in Honor of:
F.C. White, Jr, Ssgt USAF, Vietnam (Brother)
F.C. White, III, Pfc, ARNG (Nephew)
D.B. White, PO2, USN, Vietnam Era (Twin)