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Doss, John R.

Doss, John R.

July 12, 1933 — March 29, 2020

John Robert Doss was born July 12, 1933, in Windsor, Missouri, to Rondal and Lily (McAllister) Doss. John was one of six children and the second of four sons. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and, upon being honorably discharged, served in the Army Reserves for an additional eight years.

John was married to his wife, Marie Adele Jacobs Doss, for fifty-seven years. Upon his marriage, John became father to Marie’s four children and together John and Marie had two children. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic and belonged to IUOE #101 Operating Engineers. He retired in August of 1995. He could repair anything and make anything. John was an avid hunter. He enjoyed participating in the tradition of the annual trap shoot with his friends and family. John also loved mushroom hunting. He enjoyed growing vegetables and sharing the bounty with others. John and Marie enjoyed traveling, playing marbles, and visiting friends. They were also able to travel to Minnesota to spend time with his Army buddies. John always enjoyed attending his family’s annual reunion. He always put cold pop out on a hot summer day for trash collectors and the mailman and any other person who needed a cold drink on a hot day. John loved to feed people. He was generous, warm, friendly, and hospitable.

John was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his sisters Ruth Young and Agnes Main, his brothers Raymond Doss, Gary Doss, and Ricky Doss, his daughter, Tammy Lynn Doss Anderson, and his son-in-law Don Cochrane. He is survived by his aunt, Ethel Barnett, his son, John Wesley Benning Doss and daughter-in-law Kathy Doss, his daughter Ann Michelle Casterline Steelman, his son Richard Bradley Casterline, his daughter Melinda Marie Casterline Harms and son-in-law Richie Harms, and his daughter Lori Sue Casterline Cochrane. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren, with two additional great-grandchildren on the way. His legacy lives on in his family. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all of his family.

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John Robert Doss was born July 12, 1933, in Windsor, Missouri, to Rondal and Lily (McAllister) Doss. John was one of six children and the second of four sons. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and, upon being honorably discharged, served in the Army Reserves for an additional eight years.

John was married to his wife, Marie Adele Jacobs Doss, for fifty-seven years. Upon his marriage, John became father to Marie’s four children and together John and Marie had two children. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic and belonged to IUOE #101 Operating Engineers. He retired in August of 1995. He could repair anything and make anything. John was an avid hunter. He enjoyed participating in the tradition of the annual trap shoot with his friends and family. John also loved mushroom hunting. He enjoyed growing vegetables and sharing the bounty with others. John and Marie enjoyed traveling, playing marbles, and visiting friends. They were also able to travel to Minnesota to spend time with his Army buddies. John always enjoyed attending his family’s annual reunion. He always put cold pop out on a hot summer day for trash collectors and the mailman and any other person who needed a cold drink on a hot day. John loved to feed people. He was generous, warm, friendly, and hospitable.

John was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his sisters Ruth Young and Agnes Main, his brothers Raymond Doss, Gary Doss, and Ricky Doss, his daughter, Tammy Lynn Doss Anderson, and his son-in-law Don Cochrane. He is survived by his aunt, Ethel Barnett, his son, John Wesley Benning Doss and daughter-in-law Kathy Doss, his daughter Ann Michelle Casterline Steelman, his son Richard Bradley Casterline, his daughter Melinda Marie Casterline Harms and son-in-law Richie Harms, and his daughter Lori Sue Casterline Cochrane. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren, with two additional great-grandchildren on the way. His legacy lives on in his family. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all of his family.

Doss, John R.'s Guestbook

Thanks for all The kinds words everyone. Love you Dad

Wes Doss

I was named after Uncle Johnny. My mom, Agnes (Mickey) was so close with Uncle John. She told me that John nearly died in a car accident before I was born and nearly died. The story was that Uncle John had a new 57 chevy that he wrapped around a tree That he was convicted of driving under the influence and sentenced to jail. And that the sheriff befriended John and he took him from jail and they went fishing every day before lockup at night. Sounds right They always said John was so giving that he would give his last dollar to someone in need. What a great man to be named after. My love and prayers to Wes, Lori, Melinda , Brad and Michelle.

John Main

Wes, sorry for your loss my prayers to you and your family.

Brian Novotney

As a kid, I always looked forward to John coming home from work and handing out pop and whatever else he had to all the neighborhood kids. I never forgot.

Adam Lancaster

I’m so sorry to hear about John. He was always a great guy living next door to us since we moved there my senior year in High School. I know my Dad & Mom thought the world of him. We’re really sorry for the family’s loss. I know Marie is waiting for him with open arms. Hugs to all you guys!

Jeff Webb

I can’t remember a time in my life that doesn’t have memories of John. When I was little, he was always there with pop in his cooler on the back of his truck. Reaching in to grab the can was SO COLD. When I was older, and he had lost part of his finger in an accident, I remember being so nervous to see him because I was afraid I was going to stare. When I finally came into my dads garage ( he and John were in there a lot), John was real quick to ask, “ You want to see my finger?” The last few years were filled with him raking leaves. I didn’t mind that he started to fill my yard with them. I was just happy that he kept moving. That’s the most valuable lesson I learned from him. The importance of staying active. The neighborhood just isn’t the same with John and Marie gone. I will forever be grateful for the fact that I got to grow up next door. Sending love and light to all of you. You all have a place in my heart.

Karen Gilliland

"It don't get no easier". "Things is rough all over". "It ain't no picnic". "Don't look for me till you see me coming". Thanks for always telling me what I needed to hear Dad. Love, Brad

Brad Casterline

Grandpa, Though I didn’t get as much time with you asI would’ve liked. There are so many moments of my life that are with you. You have taught and instilled so many things in me. Things I hope I am able to carry forward through Kohner, Sawyer, and cousins and beyond. I miss you a ton and will never forget you. Love you!

Wesley

Godspeed, Uncle John. I am sure the family reunion in Heaven will be a wonderful one, but you, your kind heart and smile will be missed here. Love you

Michael Doss

Thinking and praying for you all. I soo wish I could hug you all. Uncle John at peace now. We loved him very much and cherish our times together. God Bless us all. Until we meet again❤🙏💔

Cindi Henshaw

We love you Grandpa. We are sure you’re having a joyful reunion in heaven. Take care of our babies until they come to us. It’s a weird time in the world where we will have to wait before we can say a proper see you when we meet again on the other side. Lots of love.

Eric and Jessica Anderson

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