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Gary Rue Dampier, 71, of Lebanon, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, in Lebanon.

He was born June 28, 1951, in Lebanon, Mo. to Troy Dampier Sr. and Mary Lissie (Vaughn) Dampier.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Troy; siblings, Charles, Bill, Junior, L.D., Roy Dampier and Hazel England; two brothers-in-law, Wib Ivey and Joe Green.

He worked at T.H. Rogers Lumber Company for over 20 years, until his retirement. After retiring, he worked part-time at O’Reilly Auto Parts. He enjoyed yard work, especially mowing, tending to his garden, watching westerns, specifically “Gunsmoke’’ and “Bananza’’ and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by two daughters, Brandy Dampier and her fiancée Justin Rogers of Lebanon, and Brittany Vaughn and her husband Tanner of Conway; five grandchildren, Corey Walsh, Cailyn Rogers, Rhett, Hattie and Creek Vaughn; four sisters, Wilma Ivey, Opal Green and Kay Zeigenbein, all of Lebanon, and Linda Newkirk and her husband Larry of Alabama; one brother, Joe Dampier and his wife Joyce, also of Lebanon; the mother of his children, Mindy Goodwin of Lebanon; several nieces, nephews, cousins; other relatives and countless friends.

A graveside service and burial for Gary Rue Dampier will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, Mount Rose Memorial Park under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon.

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