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Don Allen Due

September 15, 1952 ~ October 27, 2018 (age 66)

Donald Allen Due, 66, Nevada, MO passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Nevada Regional Medical Center Emergency Room. Don was born on September 15, 1952 in El Cintro, CA to Scott Jr. Due and Dorothy Mae (Man) Due.

Don had one son, Steven Scott Due, and four grandkids and a new one on the way! He was a graduate of hard work and the school of hard knocks for most of his life. Tammey Ward (his beloved for the last 17 years) always said that she wanted to meet the man that made the mascot for Sirloin Stockade called the “Big Cow”. Don Due built those giant Hereford steers. He also painted for Earl Shives (we paint anything for $). He also painted big airliner jets. He worked for Southbay 4x4 which was the first company to put lift kits on smaller offroad 4x4 trucks called Swamp Rats. He worked for the Navy shipyards as a hazardous high-risk welder for several years in Long Beach, CA.

When Don moved from California, out here to Missouri, he would say “How do (you people) make any money out here? And nobody seemed to know! He had a little setback with the neighbors about boundaries and fences. Ended up a challenge of wills and ability to keep each and everybody (especially the neighbor) out, away on your side. “I built that fence, that is my property”, to see who’s gonna break down first and build a better fence. “So it is not my problem, see I built a very sturdy fence” Don would say. By the time all the neighbor’s problems were set back and taken care of the neighbor said “OK I guess you do build a good fence!” So D&D Custom Fencing took off!

Well after many years of solving other people’s issues with boundaries, outlining personal areas with the custom personal touch, building designed fenced areas with the custom personal touch, building safe secure commercial sites and yes also putting up the most famous…I just want a Fence!!! That goes up that way and over there, down through that area, fix the ditch, and cut off that view, then end up right here, with maybe a gate here, here, and here. What do you think, Don? To which Don would say “No problem”.

So when the Dear Lord in Heaven called upon Don to ask him to come to his place, he must have had a custom job for “The Due” on October 27, 2018, Don Due said “No Problem” and Don told God “Well I guess I better get some sleep tonight...cause I am gonna have a long day tomorrow”.

He was preceded in death by his father and his mother. He was survived by and will truly be missed by his beloved mate Tammey Ward; four brothers and four sisters, brother Carl Chandler and wife Brinda and two kids, sister Cherrie and husband Brad Nealy and three kids, sister Diane Carpenter and one kid, brother Roy Chandler and wife Sandy and three kids, sister Charlette Selvey Due and three kids, brother Mikey Due and two kids, sister Sandy and husband Mike Potter and one kid, and brother Raymond Steelman and one kids; and a whole lot of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial wake for Don Due will be held in the back room of the American Legion in Nevada on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 2-4:00 p.m. If you consider yourself, friend or family consider yourself welcome!

Blessed are those who know the worth of each person as a unique individual, and do not pretend that they can be replaced or forgotten.

I’ll see you in the wind, Love Tammey.

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