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Lawrence Missey

Lawrence Joseph Missey

Saturday, September 6th, 1930 - Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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Obituary

Lawrence Joseph Missey of Potosi, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, August 11, 2020 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in St. James, Missouri, having reached the age of eighty-nine years, eleven months and five days. He was born on September 6, 1930 in Bourbon, Missouri, a son of the late Albert Missey and the late Mary (Stroupe) Missey.

Lawrence was united in marriage to his first wife, JoAnn Snowden, on September 8, 1951 and they shared sixty-two years of marriage and memories together. After JoAnn’s passing, Lawrence later re-married Beatrice Marie Cover on January 26, 2015 and they shared five wonderful years together. As a Vietnam Veteran, Lawrence retired from the United States Marine Corps. in 1969 after serving as a proud Marine for over twenty years, earning the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Lawrence was very patriotic. Lawrence was a member of the Potosi Masonic Lodge 131 AF AM. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Marie Cover; five step children: Deborah (Rex) Whitten, Dianna Lawson and Larry Keller, Peggy (Mike) Vance, Sandra (Buddy) Knowles, and Leo Wayne Cover; also surviving are seven step grandchildren, numerous step great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Lawrence is preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnn Missey; beloved son, David Missey; siblings: Clarence Missey, Wilburn Missey, Preston Missey, Viola Kincaid, Ethel Wilkins, Mae Jones, Laura Drennen, and Martha Shaer.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 4:30 to 8:00 pm. Visitation will resume on Sunday, August 16th, from 11 am to 1 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 1 pm, held at the DeClue Chapel with Elder Mike Jarvis officiating. Interment will follow in New Diggins Cemetery. Lawrence will receive a military honors service presented by the United States Marine Corps. and VFW 6996.
Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 15th, 2020 | 4:30pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 15th, 2020 4:30pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    DeClue Funeral Home
    Address
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    DeClue Funeral Home
    Address
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    DeClue Memorial Chapel
    Address
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Elder Mike Jarvis
  • Interment

    Location
    New Diggins Cemetery
    Address
    MO

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