Donald “Donnie” Wesley Gash, Jr., 61, of Odessa, Missouri passed away June 23, 2021, at his home surrounded by those he loved most, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenton Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Alzheimer’s Association. Memories of Donnie and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com
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Donnie was born August 19, 1959, in Lexington, Missouri to Donald Wesley Gash Sr. and Shirley Ann (Carter) Gash. He graduated from Wellington-Napoleon High School with the class of 1979. He married Martha Collom on October 25, 1986, who preceded him in death April 29, 2007. Donnie worked as a heavy laborer for G&G Mechanical Contractors and was a member of the Heavy Laborers Union, Local 663, from which he retired in 2015. Aside from loving work like a fish loves water, Donnie loved to hunt, fish, and trap, and spoil his many grandchildren.
Donnie is survived by his children, Joshua Collom and wife Kara of Springfield, MO Lauren Gash and Jessie Towne, both of Odessa; one sister, Julie Clay and husband Kelly of Lexington, MO; one brother, Tim Gash of Wellington, MO; Ten grandchildren; Zack, Hailey, Abby, Jackson, Emma, Jada, Alex, Wyatt, Noah and Wesley, and one great-grandson, Kyran.