Wendell Dean Doss, age 60, of Baring, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019, in the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
He was born July 22, 1958, in Kirksville, Missouri, the youngest son of Harvey and Doris Eyler Doss.
Wendell attended the Baring Elementary School before graduating from the Knox County High School in the Class of 1976.
On June 18, 1977, in Baring, Missouri, Wendell married Barbara Jeanette “Jan” Shultz and they celebrated more than 42 years together.
They made their home in Baring, Missouri while Wendell was employed with Columbia Glass and Doors and Olatha Glass, as an installer. He also returned to Baring, Missouri to help on the family farm. Wendell opened D & H Improvements in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1995 and he drove for Fidlo Parrish, Sisbro, and First Fleet until his retirement to the farm.
No matter what he was doing with other jobs, Wendell always enjoyed the work on the farm and tending to the feeder calves. His biggest love was spending time with his family and especially his granddaughter, Sophie Jane.
He was a member of the Baring Community Church and the Baring Country Club, where they made their home for a number of years before moving to the farm three years ago.
Surviving are his three children, Amy and Brian Easley of Mexico, Missouri, Tyler Doss of Baring, Missouri, and Katie and Bronson Love of Greentop, Missouri, one granddaughter Sophie Jane Easley; brothers and sisters, Shirley and Leroy Rohs, Virgil Doss, David and Mary Ann Doss, Jo Ellen Doss, Gary and Mary Jo Doss, Roger and Pam Doss, Kay and Bud Jones; mother-in-law, Barbara Ewalt of Edina, Missouri; brother-in-law, David Neagle of Rutledge, Missouri and Fred and Carol Ewalt of Leesburg, Florida and Jan’s cousin Dr. Rebecca Jane Woodard of Springfield, Missouri; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Wendell was preceded in death by his wife, Jan Doss; parents, Harvey and Doris Doss, a brother, J.T. Doss; and sister-in-laws, Sharon Doss, Kathy Doss, Norma Doss and Mildred Annette Neagle; and nephews Michael David Neagle and Chris Doss.
Funeral services were Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Visitation was Wednesday, January 30, 2019, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Edina, Missouri. Interment was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Hurdland, Missouri.
Reverend Graig Connell officiated the services. Casket bearers were Brian Doss, Tommy Harsell, Tony Snelling, Cory Rohs, Tony Rohs and Kelly Rohs. Honorary Bearers were his nephews and great nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the First Responders at the Baring Fire Department. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.