Robert Charles Cassel
February 14, 1954 - April 11, 2021
Robert Charles Cassel was born February 14, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest in 1972. He graduated from Johnson County Community College in 1975, with an Associate of Arts Degree.
Robert was a United States Air Force reservist at Richard Gebauer AFB, serving with the 36 Air Med from 1973-1979. Robert worked for Kansas Gas Service for 21 years as a service man and truck driver before taking early retirement. He relocated to the Baxter Springs, KS area in 1998. Robert was the secretary at the Baxter Springs Museum Board from 2003-2013. He resigned due to poor health. Robert was a member of the River of Life Church. He was a loving husband, father, son and friend. Robert will be missed by all who knew him. Robert went home to be with God on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Surviving is his wife, Melissa C. Cassel of 43 years and his daughter, Carolyn E. Cassel.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 19, 2021 at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel. Donations may be made in memory of Robert Charles Cassel to Mt. Carmel Foundation for cancer patients. Attn: Jonna Norton, PO Box 1173, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.