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     Don was born August 17, 1935 at Lamar to Roy and Marry (Hooper) Miller and was a life-long Barton County resident.  Empowered by common sense, a strong work ethic and a “can-do” attitude, he met and conquered challenges in his working career and personal life as a leader.  As a general contractor, Don could build a quality barn, garage, or family home from the ground up.  He was a trucker, instrumental in moving O’Sullivan Industries from Sullivan, Missouri to Lamar as well as working for them as a plant foreman.  He was involved in the creation of Stockton Lake and worked tirelessly to provide rural water to Barton County.  Don was a natural auto mechanic whose shop was always open to family and friends.  In addition to outside employment, he also farmed and raised livestock.  Don especially enjoyed horses and had served as president of the Lamar Saddle Club, announced rodeos, and was point rider for the Bicentennial Wagon Train.  While raising his family, he had been a T-ball and baseball coach and took up golf in order to spend time with his boys.  He was a member of Milford Christian Church and enjoyed the fellowship of his morning coffee group.

      On February 4, 1956, at Carthage, Don married his forever dance partner and love of his life, Jane Miller, and she survives of the home.  Also surviving are their four children, Pam (Joe) Judd, Peg (Bill) Jeffries, Chip (Jerri) Miller, and Brian (Cassie) Miller, all of Lamar; a brother, Gerry (Brenda) Miller, Lamar; two sisters, Dorothy (Dwight) Parks, Lamar, and Vicki Miller, Sarcoxie; an aunt, Zelma Hooper, Lamar; nine grandchildren, Crissy Knox, Jared Jeffries, Justin Jeffries, Jenny Reaves, Tara McConnaughey, Karli Buzzard, Kaleb Miller, Chase Miller, and Cabree Miller; 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

      Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16th at Daniel Funeral Home with Cliff Hazard and Pastor Robb Hodson officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

      Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus or charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

 

Comments  

#18 LamarDave and Joan Turner 2015-05-17 10:40
Very sorry for your loss. God be with you and your family
#17 Joplin MOJon & Iola French 2015-05-17 07:07
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#16 Dallas, TxBob & Lori Cable 2015-05-16 12:31
Dear Jane & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss and extend our heart felt sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be close to you filling you with strength, peace, mercy and grace. May you find comfort in the memories of the life you shared. Asking the Father to sustain you and surround you with loving, supporting friends and family.
Many Blessings,
Bob & Lori
#15 Sikeston Mo.Sue and Jimmie Dale Combs, 2015-05-16 08:49
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
#14 Sue and Jimmie Dale Combs, Sik 2015-05-16 08:45
To all the family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#13 Jasper noMinon Crews 2015-05-16 08:43
To All Family members. I've had the pleasure of waiting on this man and most of the family. You will never meet a nicer family. My prayers go out to each and everyone of u during this time of sorrow the good lord has taken a wonderful man to be an angle
#12 LamarPatty Dumm 2015-05-16 08:39
Keeping you and Your family in my prayers!
#11 Lamar, MOJohn and Mary Clark 2015-05-16 08:25
Jane and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping you in our prayers! May God's peace and comfort be with you through this difficult time.
#10 Brixey, MODean & Kaylynn Connell 2015-05-16 08:06
Our thoughts & prayers are with you, especially at this time of loss. One is never truly gone, if remembered. Blessings!
#9 Nevada,MO.Bub and Tin Dahmer 2015-05-16 07:04
To The Family,

What a nice man Don was. Always smiling full of fun a loving husband,father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed but is now with the ones who have gone before and will be waiting for those to come and will now be watching over you. God Bless!!!

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