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William Thomas “Tom” Maberry, age 91, of Lamar, Missouri died Friday, May 26, 2017 at his home.      Tom was born May 30, 1925 in Dade County, Missouri to Earl and Mona (Matthews) Maberry.  He attended Lockwood High School and served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the 34th Infantry in the Philippines and Japan.  On October 28, 1944, he married Betty McArthur and together they raised two sons.  He graduated from Barber College in Kansas City and, in 1948, began a 45-year career of barbering in Lamar.  Tom bought the shop in 1955 and it became known as Maberry’s Barber Shop. In 1984, he sold the shop to his son, Alan and continued to work for Alan until retiring May 7, 1993.      Tom was a long-time member of American Legion, VFW and served faithfully in the Gideons International. He was also a long-time member of Lamar United Methodist Church as well as the Fidelis Sunday School Class and United Methodist Men.      Tom leaves behind his wife of 72 years, Betty; two sons and their wives, Alan and Carol Maberry and Mark and Pam Maberry; six grandchildren, Shawn (Leslie), Nathan (Beckie), Jordon (Elie), Melinda, Dustin (Melinda) and Miranda; ten great-grandchildren, Lauren, Landon, Addie, Dylan, Grace, Remington, Trenton, Mollie, Cason, and Cade; one sister, Joan Leaming; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marie Alexander.      Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Daniel Funeral Home.  Burial with graveside military honors will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.      The family will receive friends 1:00 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.      Contributions are suggested to Gideons International or Lamar United Methodist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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