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Gary Wayne Pridemore Sr.

July 14, 1970 ~ September 20, 2021 (age 51)


Gary Wayne Pridemore Sr., 51, of Poplar Bluff, MO passed away Monday, September 20, 2021, in Joplin, Missouri.

Gary was born on July 14, 1970, to Guy Pridemore and Delores Davis in Rifle, Colorado. He married Shauna (Hoxworth) Pridemore on June 9, 2012, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Gary was an avid NASCAR and Kansas City Chiefs fan. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He was a proud truck driver for nearly 25 years. He loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Gary is survived by his wife, Shauna Pridemore; four children, Shawn Pridemore, Jacquline Pridemore, Kelli Vaughn, and Travis Vaughn; three grandchildren; two sisters, Brenda Kendrick and Laura Kendrick; two brothers, Robert Kendrick and Jack Kendrick; one brother-in-law, Dustin (Amanda) Orton; one close nephew, Cooper Orton; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Gary Pridemore Jr.; one brother, Guy William Jr.

No services will be held at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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