Joel Ray McHaffie, 20, Springfield, went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 10, 2011 in his home. He was born May 23, 1990, the son of Ramona ( Daugherty ) King and John Ray McHaffie. Joel Ray was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was also a good Samaritan who was willing to lend a helping hand in any situation or circumstance. He was a proud new father of a three months old baby girl and adored his role as a caring parent. Joel will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his baby daughter Gracee Lynn McHaffie; fiancé, Britian Nell of Republic; his mother Ramona Kay King of Springfield; his father John Ray McHaffie of Sparta; two sisters Randa Kay Thurman Breakbill of Pleasant Hope and Charity McHaffie of Ozark; grandparents Connie Daugherty of Springfield, Wilda Lawson of Ozark, Reggie McHaffie of Springfield; great grandmother Hester Rinch of Ozark, many other relatives and many friends. Graveside funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 17, 2011, in McHaffie Cemetery, Bruner, Mo with Rev. Joe Lafferty officiating. Visitation was held 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.