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             John David McClane, age 41, of Lamar, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday night, January 24, 2017 at his home.

      John was born April 25, 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee, moved with his family to Lamar in 1986 and graduated from Lamar High School in 1993.  He worked for Thorco for several years and had been a store manager at KD’s Flooring for the past seven years.  John was a devoted son, husband, and father, and an active and faithful member of Lamar Family Ministries.  He was a talented singer and an excellent cook.  An enthusiastic sportsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting deer, and any activity that could be share with his family.  John was an avid Lamar Tigers and Dallas Cowboys fan. 

      On November 5, 2011, at Lamar, John married Robin DeMoss, and she survives.  Also surviving are four sons, Chase, Tyler, Nate, and Trent; three daughters, Brooke, Karah, and Mikaya; a granddaughter, Paisley; his parents, Bobby and Jane Griffitt, Lockwood; his mother-in-law, Ma Cripps, Joplin; a brother, Aaron (T.Y.) McClane, Joplin; a sister, Joy (Joe) Leverich, Webb City; a close church family; and many friends.  He was preceded in death by two uncles, B.J. Allen and Richard James.

      Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 30th at Lamar Family Ministries with Pastor Bob Petersen officiating.  Burial will be in Nigh Cemetery.

      Memorial contributions are suggested to the McClane family in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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#7 Lamar MoLaurann Robertson 2017-02-03 17:53
So sorry to hear this.... n John was always so nice at school and otherwise. Your family is in my prayers.
#6 PlainfieldBonita Carvey 2017-01-27 14:15
So sorry John David passed. Gone too soon.aunt Bonita from Plainfield Ind
#5 Brenda Felts 2017-01-27 07:53
My heart is heavy for you as I know the pain you are feeling, because I lost my son just three months ago. They were school mates and played together as children. Please know the pain will lessen in time with Gods loving grace. You are in my prayers!!
#4 Duenweg, MORobert Vice 2017-01-26 20:17
John was a blast to be around. Remember growing up around him and his family. He was an ornery cuss in school, but grew to be a great person. John, you will be greatly missed. May God comfort your family.
#3 LamarJoe 2017-01-26 18:01
John was such a nice guy. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.
#2 Lamar, MoTereasa 2017-01-26 16:29
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers of comfort are with all.
#1 Lamar, MO. 64759Harvey & Lorraine Vice 2017-01-26 11:47
Aaron, so sorry about the loss of your brother! Trusting the Lord will comfort you all during this sad time.

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