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   Daniel Dale Embry was born February 13, 1962, to Luther Ben and Juliann Jenkins Embry, and was welcomed by four sisters and one brother. He grew up on a farm in northeast Barton County where he acquired a great love for hunting, fishing and life outdoors. He attended Lamar R-1 schools until graduation in May of 1980. His favorite activities were vo-ag and football. He, along with his five siblings was baptized in the Logan family farm pond near Miller, Missouri, in 1970, and was confirmed as members of the Community of Christ Church. Dan was a soccer coach for the first season of soccer in Lamar. During high school he worked at the Lamar Super Market. After graduation, he and Rocky Taft, joined Rocky’s father, Leo Taft, in planting trees for the National Forestry Service. From that experience, Dan started his own business, Bootheel Forestry, which expanded from tree planting to include native prairie restoration projects. Much of his knowledge about native species was gained from long conversations with his paternal grandfather, Luther Park Embry. His projects have beautified areas in three states. On March 27, 1994, her married Crystal Taft, in Bernie, Missouri, in a service performed by his brother, Elder Bill Embry in the Community of Christ Church. Their family was blessed with five children; Ryan, Autumn, Brooklyn, Rocky Daniel, and William Dale. Dan especially loved sharing his love of all things outdoors with his children, especially hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed helping coach their youth football teams.

     Dan passed peacefully from this life into the next on August 4, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was welcomed into that life by a multitude of family and friends including his father, Luther Ben Embry; a nephew, Landyn Eugene Davis, and two brothers-in-law; Jeff Grote and Ron Sherman. He is survived by his mother, Juliann Bennett; four sisters, Shirley and Bill Gaither, Betty Embry, Jeannie and Jerry Thieman, Sherry Embry, and his brother; Dr. Bill and Crystal Embry. His children; Ryan and Beth Embry, Autumn and Nick Timmerman, Brooklyn and Justin Guo, and Danny and Billy. He was blessed with four grandchildren; Dominique, Titus, Ivy and Amelia know as Meela. He is also survived by 21 nieces and nephews and 22 great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held Saturday, August 13, at 11:00 a.m. at Daniel Funeral Home.

The family asks that donations be made to the Gary Embry Scholarship fund in Dan’s memory.


#12 Lamarbrenda sprenkle 2016-08-19 15:53
Dear Shirley and family I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending my prayers
#11 Dale and Paula Mayfield 2016-08-12 13:34
So sorry for your loss.....Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
#10 Bob Sjolander 2016-08-11 18:35
Ryan sorry for your loss, But always keep your head up and don't loose that goofy smile, May god bless you and your family.
#9 Jeff & Margaret Phipps 2016-08-10 19:04
We are so sorry for your loss. Danny will be greatly missed. We both have many good memories through the years. May your family find peace and comfort in God and all the memories you have of Danny.
#8 LamarSharla and Lynn Calton 2016-08-10 07:03
Thoughts and prayers with the family in this time of sorrow.
#7 Sheldon, Mo.Vincent and Kathy Ashworth 2016-08-09 17:33
Shirley and Bill,
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your brother. We'll keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
#6 Lamar moSherry stettler 2016-08-09 09:13
I've known Dan for many years and he will be greatly missed. God bless this family.
#5 Nevada, MOGreg Peters 2016-08-08 19:20
I've been friends with Danny for over 35 years and we were roommates when I was going to college at Pittsburg State University along with Michael Clifton Boles who was tragically killed on his motorcycle on May 4, 1985.

Danny was a fine man, a good friend and I'll miss him a lot!
#4 Lamar, MO.Kelly White 2016-08-08 18:19
So sorry to hear of Danny passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May all your good memories help you through this. God Bless!
#3 Oronogo, MODiana Ryan 2016-08-08 18:09
Sherry - so sorry for your loss! Will keep your family in my prayers.

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