Robert Lee Gaylord was born July 10, 1968 in Clinton, Missouri to Wilbur Dee Gaylord and Judy C. (Elton) Gaylord. He passed away at his home near Deepwater, Missouri March 6, 2018.
He was born with a “Can Do” sort of brilliance, starting at age 10 when he welded his own bike frame to create his own specialized bicycle. Robert would continue to solve and create fascinating projects all of his life.
Robert met his best friend and later wife in high school and never once was there a question about his love or dedication for her. Whether it was allowing her and her friends to “Make him over” or spending his last few months rebuilding her dream grandfather clock for her, Roberts love for Kim was deep and inspirational. After graduating high school and marrying, Robert and Kim had one daughter who he claimed cost him his hair, but who will always consider him her greatest hero.
In 1994 Robert suffered an accident that completely changed his life. After months of therapy and time at home with his daughter watching westerns while recovering. Robert decided to start his own electronics business. With his belief in the idea of treating people right and going above and beyond with his services, he soon built a thriving business. Everyone around recognized the big black Chevy pickup with Gaylords Fine Tune on it. He created many sound and image systems, including the one being used for his services.
Despite his busy schedule, Robert still had plenty of time for fun. Whether it was traveling, RV camping or boating, Robert always maintained the value of family time. His most recent trip before his passing was to fulfill a childhood dream of visiting Dodge City.
Robert was preceded in death by both of his father’s Wilbur Gaylord and Bill Siemon.
He leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Kim Gaylord; daughter, Kristina Williams and husband Josh; mother, Judy Siemon; brothers, Dee Gaylord and wife Jeanette, Kelvin Gaylord and fiancé Tracey Miller; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Robert was a light that shined brightly. He would help anyone who needed it with no expectations in return. While he could only be politely described as quite the character, his character will be greatly missed.