Donald L. Newdiger

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Donald L. Newdiger

February 08, 1938 - February 12, 2019

Donald L. Newdiger Donald Lawrence Newdiger, 81, Neosho, Mo., passed away Feb. 12, 2019 after a short illness. He was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Tipton Ford, Mo., to Lawrence Eli and Cleo Marie (Taylor) Newdiger.
Donald was a lifelong resident of the Neosho area, graduating from Neosho High School in 1956. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Neosho, where he helped with children ministries.
Donald served in the Army National Guard. He later worked for Foremost Dairy, in Joplin. Donald owned his own milk route, hauling milk from farm to market for many years. He hauled fuel to Petro Truck Stop, then owned and operated his own dairy. Donald enjoyed going to his coffee club and loved to do quilting and embroidery work.
Donald married Farol Gunlock on Sept. 26, 1959, in Neosho. She survives.
He is also survived by two children, Ticia Dawn McDonald and husband, Gary, of Carthage, Mo., and Timothy (Tim) Donald Newdiger and wife, Brenda, of Pulaski, Wis.; one sister, Waymeth Werries and husband, Steve, of Neosho; six grandchildren, Aaron McDonald, Daniel Newdiger and wife, Sarah, Eli Newdiger, Jonathan Newdiger, Brenna Newdiger and Maya Newdiger; and one great-granddaughter on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joseph Taylor (JT) Newdiger.
Services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Clark Funeral Home - Chapel of Memories, Neosho, with Pastor Buddy Funk officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Valley Cemetery, Tipton Ford, Mo. Visitation will be 5 until 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to either Fellowship Baptist Church or Spring Valley Cemetery, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
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Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on February 17, 2019
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Rebecca La Zier
Feb 17, 2019
I wish someone could have reached out to me about this horrible day. Don is i believe my 3rd cousin, but i called him my uncle. When i moved out to Neosho Don excepted me for who i was. When mostly everyone else was 2 faced with me. Andre & I love u always had & always will.
Adleast now u dont have to deal with everyone who u curled ur lip to. Rest in peace. Xoxo