CHARLESTON, MO. - Don W. Stracener, age 68, died July 15, 2014, at his residence in rural Charleston, MO. He was born in Tyronza to the late Charles and Pauline O'Dell Stracener. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #511 in Pleasant Plains, Ark., and had worked as Deputy Sheriff of Independence County, Arkansas prior to accepting a position as a truck driver for WalMart, retiring in 1995. He was a U. S. Army veteran and of Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Stracener, one grandchild, one great grandchild, and two brothers, Larry Stracener and Pete Stracener.
On December 24, 1993 he married Libby Cox who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Shelly (Ron) York and Donna Stracener and her fiance'Anthony Denney all of Pleasant Plains; four step-children, Heath (Teresa) Salyer of Charleston, Sean (Christy) Salyer of East Prairie, Olivia Salyer and her fiance' Travis Sterling of Festus, and Billie (Tammy) Salyer of Palmdale, Cal.; three brothers, Frank (Kim) Stracener of Anaconda, Mont., Bill (Brenda) Stracener of Marked Tree, Danny (Teresa) Stracener of Batesville; three sisters, Joyce (Bob) Walker of Greers Ferry, Mickey Burns of Pleasant Plains, and Judy (Dennis) Dulaney of Pangburn; two sisters in law, Brenda Stracener of Pleasant Plains and Mary Ann Stracener of Drasco; 13 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The memorial service was held July 19 at McMikle Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Penn, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Charleston, officiating.
Missouri Military Honor Guard will provide Military Rites in the chapel following the memorial service.
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