He is survived by his parents and his sister, Ellie, all of Springfield, Mo.; maternal grandmothers, Judy Havens of Springfield, Mo., and Beverly (Yarbough) Havens of Springfield, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Gaylen and Jane Bland of Willard, Mo., Judy Bland of Springfield, Mo., and Ralph and Nancy Ragan of Peculiar, Mo.; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with the Rev. Troy Hartman officiating. Burial will follow at Bass Chapel Cemetery in Greene County, Mo. Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. In lieu of plants and flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, Tenn., or The Landan Bland Fund in care of Great Southern Bank.
Online condolences may be made at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, Mo.