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Wesley H. Doran February 26, 1938 - January 23, 2020

Wesley Hugh Doran, age 81, lifelong resident of Ozark, Missouri, went to his heavenly home surrounded by his loving family, January 23, 2020 at 9:39 A.M. He was born  February 26, 1938, in Ozark, Missouri, the son of Mary (Holden) Doran and Malcom Doran.

Wesley was a 1956 graduate of Ozark High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Army and served state side and abroad until 1959. On June 12, 1960, Wesley was united in marriage to Jeanette Clark, and to this union two daughters were born.

Wesley was a self-employed agent representing Shelter Insurance Company in Ozark for 48 years. He was involved in many community organizations, including, but not limited to the Ozark Lions Club and the Ozark Chamber of Commerce, where he served many years as the Chamber President.

Wesley was baptized at and continued to be a member of Selmore Baptist Church. He was a faithful servant always greeting people with his kind and loving smile, participating in missions and serving on the building committee. He loved fishing with friends, golfing with his grandsons, admiring old cars and spending time with his family.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of 59 years and 7 months Jeanette, their two daughters, Debbie Golding and husband Lee (Battlefield, MO) and Leanette Harrington and husband Joby (Clever, MO), a papaw to three grandchildren, Jake Harrington and wife Paige (Argyle TX), Hillary Reid and husband Dustin (Baton Rouge, LA) and Dalton Golding (Kansas City, MO), and two great grandchildren, Jett Harrington and Harper Harrington. Wesley was the youngest of ten children and has four living siblings, Dexter Doran (Nixa, MO), Nena Herndon (Springfield, MO), Warren Doran (Springfield, MO), and Trela Witherspoon (League City, TX).  Wesley was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Wayne, Kenneth, Winzer, Retha Mae, and Leslie.

Wesley’s family would like to send their deepest gratitude to his caring team of doctors and nurses at Mercy Hospital, Fresinius Dialysis Center and Integrity Hospice Care.

Please make donations to Selmore Baptist Church building fund.

Funeral services for Wesley will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Selmore Baptist Church, 4768 Selmore Road, Ozark, Missouri with Pastors Josh Hall and Mac  McCully officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.




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    Karen Miller says

    I am so sorry. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

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    Mike and Lyn Stauffer says

    Netty, Joby and family we are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    So sorry for your loss. Wes was a very good man. Condolences.

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    Teresa Christensen says

    I will keep you in my prayers.

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    Bob Martin says

    Bob and I are so sorry to hear this. We are out of town and will not be able to attend the service but will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Trela Witherspoon says

    Love to my brother and family, our mom, dad, and brothers will love you and your smiling face.
    God is good. Love Trela

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    Robert (Bobby) Plant says

    Too soon this vessel takes leave from our embraces. I find comfort in thinking that loved ones gone from us are welcomed to loving embraces of those gone before. And as they will be, soon enough we too will make that scheduled reunion. How loving and warm the embrace of family.

    Dearest Aunt Jeanette, Debbie, and Leanette,

    I am a better person to have known my Uncle. Thanks be to God my mom made it a point for me to know him and all of her siblings. Being around him as a child and later as an adult I felt the wholeness of his being. His smile was infectious. He was genuine, respectful, and above all a decent man. One early lesson in awareness and compassion not forgotten, was in the 1960s when he was driving my parents, brother, and I home from a Shepherd of the Hills outdoor drama we had just seen. Wes noted a vehicle that had left the road down an embankment and had crashed into some trees. It was pitch dark on some winding Ozarks road. It escapes me how he saw that vehicle in that place. Wes stopped his vehicle and rendered assistance until law enforcement arrived. That early imprint in courage and compassion stuck with me no less than those I learned from my own father(s). Being one of many nephews and nieces he always made me feel welcome and important. Like family. Years later while traveling with my wife and kids back home, I was excited for them to meet my Aunt and Uncle. Since we were on somewhat of a tight schedule Wes graciously invited us into his agency in Ozark where they could meet my family.

    I will miss him as I do his brothers and my fathers. I pray Uncle Wes is now entertained by much including British sports cars and El Camino’s.

    Embraces for you Aunt Jeanette, Debbie, and Leanette.

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    Ted & Georgia Rush-Nampa, idaho says

    Our hearts and sympathies are with you. He was such a kind man and will be greatly missed.

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    Aubrey and Mike Gray says

    Sending our condolences. We are so sorry for your loss.. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time.

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    Jan (Day) Weathermon says

    So sorry for your loss. I always remember Wes having a smile whenever I saw him. Prayers to you all.

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    Fred Hedgpeth says

    Wes was always a pleasure to visit with.Such a fine gentleman that supported city of Ozark.I have long ago memories of his British green Triumph in Bill Wrights garage. He will be missed RIP

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    Carol Cobb says

    We are so sorry to hear about Wesley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We had lots of good times growing up with the Doran family. Love, Tom and Carol

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    Vivian Clark says

    Your loved one was a blessing to you and so many others and will always be remembered with warmth and affection.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Gary & Vivian Clark

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    Teresa and Rich Glenn says

    Wes was such a kind man- he will be missed so very much. Continued prayers up for the entire family!

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    Cynthia Pitchford says

    Wes was an wonderful person. My sister and Jeanette were close friends in high school, so the Doran’s became family friends though children, ball games, and life. Wes was also our insurance person. When mom lost her husband early on, Wes and Jeanette were there for her. Making sure she had protection. His kindness showed at those times and though out life and community. He will be
    missed. I am grateful to have know him.