Donald Douglas Gast, 65, Nevada, MO passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at his home in Nevada. Donnie was born August 23, 1955 in Nevada, MO the son of Robert and Marjorie Gast. He married Lori Ann Jeffries on January 12, 2018 in Eureka Springs, AR and she survives of the home.
Donnie graduated from Nevada High School in 1973 and has been a resident of Vernon County all of his life. He was a self-employed cattleman with memberships in the Vernon County Cattleman’s Association, and in both the Missouri and American Charolais Association. He served on the Board of Directors of Missouri Charolais Association, Advisory Board for Missouri Cattleman’s Association, and the Missouri State Fair Livestock Building Committee. In addition, he was a sponsor of the American Royal, and an avid supporter of the Vernon County Youth Fair. Donnie was a member of the Elks #564 in Nevada. He played fast pitch softball in Nevada for a number years, and also enjoyed golfing with his buddies. During his youth, he was a member of the Moundville Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife Lori, he is survived by his children, Tyler M. Gast, Phillipe, VA, Nathan Jefferies, Lamar, Leah Cano (Eladio), Lamar; grandchildren, Giovanni Cano, Georgi Cano, Giuseppe Cano, Giada Cano; one brother, Howard Gast (Judy), Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Warren Gast, and one sister, Linda Gast.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Roger Beach officiating. Interment will follow in Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield, MO. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested in his memory to the Vernon County Youth Fair or St. Jude Children’s Hospital c/o Ferry Funeral Home.
There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder and smile a little bigger.