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John Wayne Dove

August 9, 1956 — September 11, 2023

Obituary For John Wayne Dove

John Wayne Dove, 67, of Green Ridge, MO, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2023, at St. Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit, MO. He was born on August 9, 1956, in Sedalia, MO, the son of Bernard O. and Helen M. (Reusch) Dove, who preceded him in death.

On May 5, 1990, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, MO, he was united in marriage to Denise Ann Viets, who resides in the home.

John graduated from Green Ridge High School in 1974. He spent his entire life farming. In 1988, he went to work for Fantasia Confections for twenty years until they closed. He then went on to work for eight years at MFA Agri-Services. He worked at Whiteman Air Force Base at Envision until he retired due to his health in August 2020. He was an avid hunter and trap shooter. He was a member of the Sedalia Rod and Gun Club for many years. He and his late brother, David, organized and supervised registered trap shoots for over twenty years. He played slow-pitch softball for many years on the team the "Turtle Herd." He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs fan. He was a member of the Green Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and served as the treasurer for many years. He was also a Green Ridge Community Building Board member and served as treasurer there. He served on the School Board in Green Ridge for six years, one of those terms as the president. He enjoyed going to his son's many sporting events over the years.

Besides his wife, Denise, John is survived by his son, Landon Dove of Green Ridge, MO; one brother, James Dove (Georgia Stevens) of Green Ridge, MO; one sister, Pauline Pritchett (Doug) of Belton, MO; sister-in-law, Kathy Dove of Sedalia, MO, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, John is preceded in death by a brother, David Dove, and two sisters-in-law, Cheri Dove and Julia Dove.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, with pastor Andrew Tessone officiating.

The burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be Matt Dove, Derek Pritchett, Dennis Dove, Tom Walz, Brad Grupe, and Juan Ramirez.

Honorary bearers will be Kent Scotten, Johnnie Kreisel, Ron Kreisel, Tony and Audrey Hagedorn, Tom and Carla White, Angella Ramirez, David Curtis, Allan Rohrbach, Tim Hudson, and Sarah Grupe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Green Ridge Fire Department, Green Ridge Community Building, or the Our Savior Lutheran Church Radio Ministry in the care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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