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Debo Funeral Home

833 Court Street, Fulton, MO

OBITUARIO

Donald Alan Duffy

19 abril , 194922 marzo , 2020
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Donald Alan Duffy, age 70, of Columbia, passed away March 22, 2020 at his home with his family there by his side. Don was born April 19, 1949, to the late Herbert and Umbra (Coolley) Duffy. While growing up on his family’s sheep farm, he became a member of the Hatton 4H club. He showed cattle and sheep, and took some cooking classes too. Most years you would see him at the Missouri State Fair, showing his pure bred Hampshire sheep. Don graduated from Fulton High School in 1967. On April 25th 1969, Linda (Harris) and Don were joined in marriage at Central Church in Fulton, Mo. The couple resided on Don’s family farm. Don took much pride in residing on his family farm his entire life, just as his father, grandfather, and great grand-father before him.

After graduating from high school, he joined the Missouri Army National Guard. He also worked as a heavy equipment operator for several years, until he became a full time technician for the Guard. After 27 years, he retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer II. Following his retirement from the Guard, he worked as a truck driver for several companies, Modern Farm, MFA Oil, Quality, and most recently Klemm Tank Lines. No matter Don’s employer, he was always well known and respected for his strong work ethic and passion for doing the job right.

Don gave back to his community serving as a 4H leader, as a board member of Kingdom Telephone Company, and recently held the position of Board President, for the North Callaway Fire Protection District. He enjoyed working at the Kingdom of Callaway Fair, the Youth Expo, and serving ice cream at the local tractor parade. If anyone needed help, he would be one of the first to volunteer. Don never met a stranger in his life nor did he ever forget a name or a face, and made many long time connections with fellow Missouri Guardsman, classmates, and co-workers. He always had a friendly smile and sharp wit. Just as with his work, he had so much love for his family and friends. Don is survived by his wife, Linda Duffy, of the home; daughter, Deanne Stubblefield (Danny) of Columbia, Mo; son, David Duffy (Janet) of Auxvasse, Mo; one brother, Ron Duffy (Betty) of Nixa, Mo; five grandchildren, Kristopher Stubblefield (Kayla) of Hallsville; Mo, Teagen Stubblefield (fiancé’ Dustin Atterberry) of Auxvasse, Mo; A.J Stubblefield of Columbia; Jada Duffy and Khloe Duffy of Auxvasse, Mo; and 3 great-grandchildren, Charlotte Stubblefield, Nova Atterberry, and Weston Atterberry; His brother and sister in laws Darrell (Mary) Harris, Kirby (Nancy) Harris, Donna Andrade (Anthony Bush) and mother-in-law Betty Harris all of Fulton; and many nieces and nephews and cousins. Mike, Linda, Dee, Glenn, Connie and Tim special friends, always there for him through good times and the bad.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 until 4:00, a private family memorial service will be held following the visitation on Saturday May 9th at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton Mo with Minister Kevin Wilkerson officiating. Due the COVID-19 the latest CDC guidelines will be followed.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Wounded Warriors Project, c/o Debo Funeral Home 833 Court Street Fulton, Mo 65251.

  • FAMILIA

  • Linda Duffy, Wife
  • Deanne Stubblefield (Danny Stubblefield), Daughter
  • David Duffy (Janet Duffy), Son
  • Ron Duffy (Betty Duffy), Brother
  • Kristopher Stubblefield (Kayla), Grandson
  • Teagen Stubblefield (Dustin Atterberry), Granddaughter
  • A.J. Stubblefield, Grandson
  • Jada Duffy, Granddaughter
  • Khloe Duffy, Granddaughter
  • Betty Harris, Mother-in-law
  • Darrell Harris (Mary), Brother-in-law
  • Kirby Harris (Nancy), Brother-in-law
  • Donna Andrade (Anthony Bush), Sister-in-law
  • Don is also survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins. Mike, Linda, Dee, Glenn, Connie and Tim, special friends,
    always there for him through good time and the bad.

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  • PORTADORES

  • Darrell Harris, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kirby Harris, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Coats, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Glen Groeaper, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Donny Vandeloecht, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tim Gibson , Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Rush, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Danny Evers, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONACIONES

  • St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
  • Wounded Warriors Project

Servicios

  • Visitation

    sábado, 9 mayo , 2020

  • Private Memorial Service

    sábado, 9 mayo , 2020

Recuerdos

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Shaun Johnson

mayo 15, 2020

Don delivered fuel to where I worked. He always had a smile on his face and was pleasant. I always enjoyed our conversations. I will miss him. He was a good man.

David Curry

mayo 13, 2020

I was sorry to learn of Donnie's passing, my thoughts and prayers to Linda and family. I know he will truly be missed by those lives he touched.
I often think of the times during my work with Donnie at the 128th, being with Larry, Mike and Tim. Working hard and playing just as hard on times off, we were family and those memories will last forever. Donnie played a large part of who I am today, as I am sure he did for many of those he was around. It was my pleasure in knowing him and I am better for it.
Sincerest regards,
David

Gary and Cheryl Rice

mayo 9, 2020

Linda: We were sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was one of the good ones. Love and hugs to you and your family ❤️

Kim Reeder Van Tassel

mayo 6, 2020

So many wonderful memories with Donnie. I met him in National Guards. The memories bring happy tears to me. All the times laughing, learning and all of the "middle weekends " of summer camp. You will be missed my friend. Prayers to Linda and the family.

Danny Kramer

mayo 4, 2020

I worked with Don for over ten years. He was like my best friend, my brother, and a father figure all in one . He was always very kind to me. He would joke with other drivers and call me his step son. I was proud to call Don a friend. Don called me every morning, seven days a week at 06:15 sharp and would say ; What’s up Dr.K what are you doing today ? I loved and respected Don more than anyone I ever known. I will miss you brother and I will see you again.

Dusty Henage

mayo 4, 2020

Donnie and Linda were my favorite couple from high school. I
always looked forward to seeing them at high school reunions and reminiscing about old times. Donnie was such a good person. I have memories of going to the State Fair when he was showing sheep. He always had a big knife hanging from his mirror in his truck. There are so many memories I could go on forever. I will miss his good humor and nature.

Leigh Sebastian Cranford

abril 16, 2020

Linda, thinking of you and knowing you must be hurting. So sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of me and Lynn playing with Donnie when we were all very very young children. Umbra Mae was always so good to us. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family. The best, Leigh Sebastian Cranford

Warren Hollrah

abril 16, 2020

Linda, My condolences, prayers, God Bless Donald's soul and God Bless you and your family. Warren.

Shelby Gill

abril 2, 2020

A good man gone to soon from this life.. Rest in Gods's arms.
Most I remember was his joy of life, his wife, Linda and his children.

Ray Wadley

marzo 30, 2020

Linda and family,

I worked with Don for many years. he was a very special person in my life. His calm demeanor and quick wit were things that I remember so well. He taught me many things about how to deal with people and more importantly how to take care of those who are important to us. He was a true friend and mentor. He will be missed greatly. RIP my friend.

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