Peterson Funeral Chapel

Robert Gene Garoutte, age 79, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 1:41 PM on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born March 3, 1943 in Wheelerville, Missouri, the son of Dan and Maxine (Seitz) Garoutte.
Robert was a 1961 graduate of Verona High School in Verona, Missouri. He started Molar Barber School in July of 1961 in Kansas City. He graduated from Molar Barber School in January of 1962. Robert began his career in Aurora, Missouri where he was a barber for 60 years.
On October 8, 1961 he married Barbara Sue Evans, at Freewill Baptist Church in Aurora, Missouri. They began their life together in Verona, Missouri where he loved to farm. He loved to garden, go fishing and barter treasures. Robert never met a stranger and would help anyone in need.
Robert is survived by his wife Sue, two sons; Bobby (Sheila) Garoutte of Aurora, Ricky (Michelle) Garoutte of Aurora; five grandchildren, Rudy (Jill) Garoutte of Aurora, Jeremy (Samantha) James of Neosho, Kaden (Jessica) Garoutte of Aurora, Krissy (David) Hartley of Miller,  Maesea Garoutte of Aurora; eight great-grandchildren, Addilynn Garoutte, Rylan & Rhett Garoutte, Jaycee & Christopher Hartley, Bella & Bristol James and one due in December; two brothers, Ronnie (Beverly) Garoutte of Aurora, Glenn (Jennie) Garoutte of Holden, Missouri; one sister, Darlene Custer and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Maxine, sister Betty, brother-in-law Lewis Custer and Nephew Steve Custer.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 P.M. on Friday, October 7, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Aurora. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to Convoy of Hope or First Baptist Church of Aurora in care of the funeral home.