David Allan Stagner, 49, passed away on June 19, 2017, with his family closely surrounding him. David was born on October 13, 1967, (and he would always let you know it was Friday the 13th) at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., to parents Alva Taylor Stagner and Sharyn Kay Eastley, of Orrick, Mo.
David married the love of his life, Viola Ann Roberts, on June 24, 1986, and the two of them shared 31 years together growing in their faith for Lord and the love they had for one another. Their union brought two daughters, Lindsy Nichole and Megan Daniell, into the world, who were his pride and joy.
David worked for Ford Motor Company for nearly 20 years and then at IBA Molecular until the time of his retirement.
David was passionate about creating art, spending much of his time drawing and painting in his home … a home which he always welcomed visitors in with open arms, a cup of coffee and good conversation. He loved antiques, classic cars and was a sucker for a ’69 Chevelle SS. He enjoyed taking care of others, including the beloved family dogs, Cooper and Bexley. David always put his faith and family first, cherishing the time he spent with his three favorite girls and grandson, and it shined through in his every action.
David is survived by his wife, Viola Stagner; two daughters, Lindsy Stagner and Megan Taylor; foreign-exchange daughter, Anna Yuzawa; godson, Stephen Hutchings; son-in-law, James Taylor; grandson, Greyson David Taylor; future son-in-law, Kyle Moyer; his little sidekick, Draiven Moyer; father, Alva Stagner; step mother, Diane Stagner; sister, Lisa Miller; step brothers, Scott Saucier and Brent Saucier; step sister, Lea Cruise; grandmother, Edith Stagner; mother-in-law, Donna Roberts; several brother and sister in-laws, nieces and nephews, and friends.
David was preceded in death by his mother, Sharyn Eastley; grandfather, John David Stagner; and father-in-law, Joseph Roberts.
The family will be honoring his memory at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo., on Saturday, June 24, 2017, with visitation beginning at 1:30 p.m., and funeral services following at 2:30 p.m. Contributions can be made to the Orrick Community Center.