Donald "Wayne" Carder - age 83 of Gallatin, MO passed away Tuesday morning, April 13th, 2021 at his home. Wayne was born on June 17th, 1937 the son of Everett and Ruby (Tague) Carder in Gallatin, MO. Ruby passed away at a young age and Wayne was raised by his father and stepmother, Rila Creekmore. He attended school at Lock Springs, Carlow and was a graduate of Gallatin High School. Wayne served in the United States Army from 1954 until his honorable discharge in 1963. He served in Korea, Panama and stateside. He worked in construction for Sanford Reynolds. Wayne was an honest and true man, that was funny and opinionated. He always made people feel welcome and built relationships from his own experiences. Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, arrowhead hunting, and was an excellent cook. He also made homemade wine and beer. Wayne made stained glass ornaments and polished rock furniture. He loved working with his hands. Wayne and his son, Marty were best friends. He will be dearly missed. The family would like to send a special thank you to all the hospice nurses who came out to the house and Chaplin Sandy. Also, a special thank you to a good family friend, Jean.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother and siblings. Survivors include: children, Lori (Tony) Brinnen of Jamesport, Everett “Marty” (Cindy) Carder of Ramsey, MN, Donald Wayne Jr. (Anne) of Minneapolis, MN; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Cathy (Charles) Allen of Cameron; brother, Steve Carder of California.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Cameron Veterans Home Assistance League or Mosaic Hospice in care of the funeral home. Memorial services will be 7 PM, Friday, April 16th, 2021 at Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin, MO. The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Friends may call after 11 AM Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin, MO. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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