Donald Douglas Gast

Monday, February 22, 2021

Donald Douglas Gast, 65, Nevada, Mo., passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at his home in Nevada. Donnie was born Aug. 23, 1955, in Nevada, Mo., the son of Robert and Marjorie Gast. He married Lori Ann Jeffries on Jan. 12, 2018, in Eureka Springs, Ark., and she survives of the home.

Donnie graduated from Nevada High School in 1973 and has been a resident of Vernon County all of his life. He was a self-employed cattleman with memberships in the Vernon County Cattleman’s Association, and in both the Missouri and American Charolais Association. He served on the Board of Directors of Missouri Charolais Association, Advisory Board for Missouri Cattleman’s Association, and the Missouri State Fair Livestock Building Committee. In addition, he was a sponsor of the American Royal, and an avid supporter of the Vernon County Youth Fair. Donnie was a member of the Elks No. 564 in Nevada. He played fast pitch softball in Nevada for a number years, and also enjoyed golfing with his buddies. During his youth, he was a member of the Moundville Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife Lori, he is survived by his children, Tyler M. Gast, Phillipe, VA, Nathan Jefferies, Lamar, Leah Cano (Eladio), Lamar; grandchildren, Giovanni Cano, Georgi Cano, Giuseppe Cano, Giada Cano; one brother, Howard Gast (Judy), Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Warren Gast, and one sister, Linda Gast.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Roger Beach officiating. Interment will follow in Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield, Mo. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to the Vernon County Youth Fair or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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Those in attendance will be asked to maintain social distancing and are asked to wear face masks to protect themselves and others.

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