Orville William “Pooch” Onstott,
age 81, of Lamar, passed away Saturday evening, December 3, 2016, at Barton
County Memorial Hospital.
Pooch was born March 3, 1935, in Jasper
County, Missouri, first of the two sons of William and Ruby (Griffitt)
Onstott. On June 18, 1953, at Carthage,
Missouri, Orville married Evelyn Nally and they made their home and raised
their three children in Lamar. He worked
for Thorpe Manufacturing for many years, delivered propane for Sun Oil Company,
and ran an asphalt paver for Leo Wilhelm’s Asphalt Company as well as Onstott
Trucking. Many will remember Pooch from
the fellowship enjoyed during the ten years he operated Onstott’s Tavern on
Tenth Street. He took great pleasure in mowing
his yard and sharing the abundance of big gardens. An avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, Pooch never
missed a broadcast, managing to catch several baseball games at once on the
radio and television, all while reading a favorite western novel. He looked forward to Saturday morning card
games and enjoyed time spent with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years,
Evelyn, of the home; his children, Debra (Max) Walters, Jerry (Georgia)
Onstott, and Kathy Carter, all of Lamar; a brother-in-law, Gary (Jeannie)
Nally, Seneca, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Sharon (Max) Prine, Lamar; seven
grandchildren, Jerica (Jeremiah) Rush, Jessica (Josh) Manko, Keb (Amanda)
Walters, Willie Carter, Ben Carter, Jerry Michael Onstott, and Sarah
Tefertiller; and nine great-grandchildren.
Orville was preceded in death by his
parents; his brother, Gene Onstott; and a grandson, Kale Walters.
Honoring his wishes, Orville has been
cremated. Friends and family will gather
to celebrate his life from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6th
at Daniel Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to
the charity of the donor’s choice.
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