Darl Elbert "Lucky" Cameron
The Guest Book is expired.
The first day of spring, March 20, 2014, is when Darl passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born August 7, 1933. He was preceded in death by his mother Roxie Hicks, his wife Dorothy, and his son Tony.
Darl grew up in Springfield and graduated from Springfield Senior High School. He knew at a young age he wanted to be an auctioneer. He attended The Reisch American School of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa at the age of 14. His love of auctioneering and his "never met a stranger" personality led him to become one of the best and most respected in the business.
Darl received his nickname as a teenager due to his motorcycle trick riding and racing. His friends in the Heart of the Ozarks Motorcycle Club named him "Lucky" and it stayed with him a lifetime.
At the age of 18, Lucky married the love of his life and soul mate, Dorothy Clough. This began a wonderful 60 years together filled with much happiness and many adventures.
He is survived by four children; Darl W. Cameron and wife Regina; Susan Love and husband Nick; Teresa McCormack; Karen Stapp and husband David; 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; a brother Charlie Cameron and wife Carolyn; a brother-in-law, Don Clough and wife Sandy; 3 nephews and a niece.
Lucky was a man of service. He was in the Army for several years and was a Shriner for almost 40 years. He loved his family, Harley motorcycles, hunting pheasant & quail, and caring for his dogs. His family was always first priority in his life. He was the strength and foundation of the Cameron clan as it grew. His friends and family experienced his kindness, humor, and generosity every day of his life. His infectious smile complimented the ever-present gleam in his bright blue eyes. He brought sunshine into everyone's day!
He will be greatly missed by his family and multitudes of friends. The memory of him and his life leave behind the legacy of a great man, a loving husband & father, a giving heart, and a true friend.
He will be forever in our hearts and in our cars as we remember to "Drive Careful".
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. Burial will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield.
Visitation will be held from 6 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2014, with Masonic services beginning at 7:30, in the funeral home.
The family request memorial donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, 601 St. Louis Street, Springfield, MO 65806.
Online condolences and guest book signing may be made at www.jdleeandsons.com.
J.D.Lee & Sons Funeral Home - Rogersville, Missouri - Rogersville
7405 E Ferrell Ln Rogersville, MO 65742
Published in the News-Leader from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2014