Dr. Robert Barnett Strecker M.D., Ph.D., 71, Needles, Calif., died in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday April 15, 2018 In California.

Dr. Robert Barnett Strecker M.D., Ph.D., 71, Needles, Calif., died in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday April 15, 2018 In California.
Dr. Strecker was born on June 21,1946 to John W. and Anna Margaret Strecker. He graduated from Neosho High School, Neosho and was a proud alumnus.  He was always a studious man and graduated in the top of his class and traveled to UCLA on a football scholarship.  In his search for more education and a fascination with science he attended Vanderbilt University Medical School and graduated in the top of his class.
He completed his residency at LAC+USC Medical Center acquiring his Medical Doctorate, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, he was also a trained gastroenterologist and pathologist.
Dr. Strecker was a dedicated and selfless man who was passionate about his work, his patients, and the understanding and fighting of disease.
Dr. Strecker loved his family, had a genuine caring personality with a keen wit and a quick laugh.  He enjoyed spending time on his plantation in Hawaii where he was planning to retire.
He is survived by Terri Minion Sim, daughter Caroline Strecker and grandson Noah Conway, sister-in- law Annetta Strecker, nephews Brad (Cindy) Strecker, Taylor (Kiki) Strecker, nieces Debra (Peter) Loft, and Sarah (Matt) Shields, Dee Dee Engert and many friends and medical associates.
He was predeceased by his parents John W. Strecker and Anna Margaret Strecker, brother’s John E. Strecker and Theodore A. Strecker.
Robert was taken from us way too soon and will be missed greatly by his family but also his patients both past, current and future.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday May 19, 2018 at 11:00am, Neosho United Methodist Church, 222 S. Wood St. Neosho, MO 64850 You may contact the family at dr.robstrecker@gmail.com