Mr. Virgil D. "Bud" Doke, age 71, Springfield, Missouri, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was born October 3, 1942 in Springfield, to Fred Everett and Lucille (Cheffey) Doke.
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Bud has owned and operated Bud's Custom Muffler Shop in Springfield since 1989.
He was a kind hearted man with unconditional love for his family and friends. He never met a stranger and would always have a joke to share.
Those preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Carol Head. Survivors include his children, David Doke and wife Jennifer, Republic, Missouri, and Kimberly Williams and fiancé, Shane Childress, Seymour, Missouri; two grandchildren, Zack and Taylor; siblings, Clifford Doke, Nixa, and Barbara Rogers, Springfield; a special loving friend, Nancy Forbis, Republic; other relatives and friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Larry Winfree officiating.
Memorials are suggested to ASPCA, (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and may be left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com
Meadors Funeral Home
314 N Main Ave
Republic, MO 65738
Published in the News-Leader on Feb. 8, 2014