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Donald Officer, 87, of Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 17, 2011. He was born the eldest of nine children to Nellie and Frank Officer in Marshall, Missouri, March 7, 1923.
Don was a WW II veteran in the Air Force. He spent most of his life working as a plumber and HVAC contractor in the region around Slater, MO. Late in life he moved to Kansas City to be closer to his sons and worked for Goodman Ace Hardware until he was 86, when he retired reluctantly due to failing health.
As a young man, Don had an excellent singing voice and enjoyed music throughout his life. He passed his love and talent for music on to his three sons. He loved golf, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Missouri Tigers. He prided himself on staying abreast of sporting news, and remembering scores and statistics.
He is survived by his sons Hollis Officer and wife, Nancy, of Kansas City, MO, and Phillip Officer of Las Vegas, NV; daughter-in-law Sue Kramer and grandson Zachary Kramer of Kansas City, MO; brother Drew Officer and wife, Beth, of San Antonio, TX; sisters Janice Officer of Grain Valley, MO, Duayne Lewis of Slater, MO, and Judy Officer of Saint Cloud, FL; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son Michael Officer, and numerous siblings. Cremation. No Services.