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Donald Eugene Shade


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Donald Eugene Shade Obituary
Donald Eugene Shade passed away in peace on December 27, 2018 at the age of 74 after a long debilitating illness.
Don was born on August 28, 1944 son of the late George and Ruby Shade, of Louisiana, Mo., where he was raised and graduated from high school. Donald joined the Army in 1963 he was a paratrooper and was deployed to the Vietnam War. After his returned from service Don attended a technical school where he received his electrician's license and ran his own business.
Don had a great sense of humor and loved going to auctions to find treasures he would collect and refinish.
Don was preceded in death by his oldest sister Norma Jean Shade (Preston) and Emma Leona Shade (Butts).
He is survived by his beloved sons, Douglas (wife September, children Haven and Joshua) of Hannibal and Jason of Chandler, Ariz., siblings Martha (husband Tom) Preston, John (late wife Carol) Shade, and William (Billy) (wife Sandy) Shade and Georgiana (Joann) (late husband Darrell) Martin. Georgiana and Don have always had a special relationship throughout the years and had become the very best of friends.
Don will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.
A graveside service with military rites will be held January 13, 2019 at Riverview Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Elks Lodge in Louisiana Mo.
Published in Reader Connection on Jan. 9, 2019
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