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Robert Draughn Statzer

June 10, 1968 — February 20, 2023

Gulfport

Robert Draughn “Bobby” Statzer, 54, of Gulfport, MS passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023 in Gulfport.

Bobby was born in Farmville, VA on June 10, 1968 to William Bernard Statzer and Marjorie Marye Cox Statzer.  He attended Prince Edward Academy and served in the US Navy Seabees.  He was the owner of Statzers Outdoors and was a lifelong ham radio operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents; nephews Zachary Kenneth Robinson, Alexander Vance Liles and Austin Lyle Snow and his mother-in-law, Martha J. Liles.

Bobby is survived by his spouse, Kimberly Jean Liles Statzer; his children, Robert Keevan Statzer (Erica) and Aaron Dalton Statzer (Megan); grandchildren Larry Joseph Statzer, Savannah Avery Statzer, Madison Rae Statzer and Jackson Dalton Statzer; siblings Ethel Statzer Wilkerson (Ken) of Mendon, IL, Ronald Statzer (Edna) of Elizabeth City, NC, Donald Statzer of Richmond, VA, William B. Statzer of Wise, VA, David Statzer (Shirl) of Farmville, VA and Michael Statzer of Columbus, OH; along with a great amount of other family.  He was the youngest of 7 and they are all very close.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to any VFW.

A celebration of life for family and friends will take place in Farmville, VA on March 4.  Contact family for those details.  Visitation will be Friday, April 7, 2023 from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at the Pass Road Chapel of Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home followed by a service at 1:30 p.m.  Interment will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.

Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home, Pass Road, Biloxi is honored to serve the Statzer family.

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Visitation

Friday, April 7, 2023

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Pass Road

2511 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39531

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 7, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Pass Road

2511 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39531

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Interment

Friday, April 7, 2023

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave., Biloxi, MS 39531

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