Obituary of David J Sheat
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David Junior Sheat, age 84, of Lamar Missouri passed away on January 22, 2022, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Missouri surrounded by family. David was born on September 19, 1937, to D.W. and Bessie (Collins) Sheat in Lamar, Missouri. He grew up on the farm, and his lifelong love of sports and competition can be traced back to his high school years playing football. He married his high school sweetheart, Joan (Faurot), on June 3, 1956, celebrating 65 years of marriage this past summer. After working for Lawn Boy in Lamar and in several Kansas City area factories, he returned to the farm, where David and Joan eventually purchased both of their childhood farms. Over the years, he built a large farming operation, called Lazy K Farms, and received Century Farm distinction. David was active in the farming community, sponsoring MU wheat plots and wheat tours for farmers from all around the area. You never stayed a stranger long around David, as he enjoyed talking and chatting with everyone he met! David was an active member and deacon at Grace Place for more than 40 years. A steadfast supporter of Upward Basketball, he rejoiced in bringing testimonies of God’s love to all of those in the stands. Whether coaching teams or staying up late to play cards and dominoes, he delighted in his large family and celebrated a legacy of love and service through them. He spoke often about how excited he was to see his grandkids and great-grandkids love and serve Jesus. Above all, David loved his Lord and his greatest desire was for others to love Him as well. Survivors include his wife Joan Sheat; children Kevin (Debbie) Sheat of Lamar, Kari (Mark) Clements of Lamar, Kathy (Greg) Phillips of Lamar, Landon (Anthony) Sheat of Tucson, Ariz., and Krystal (Jennifer) Roush of Blue Springs, Mo; twelve grandchildren Kaleb (Alisha) Sheat, Kasey (Jessica) Sheat, Kylie (Kit) House, Chloe Phillips, Ryan (Jessica) Clements, Katie (Bryan) Bass, Evan (Elizabeth) Clements, Ben (Jessi) Phillips, Zach (Mary) Phillips, Leah Clements, Logan Clements and Asher Roush; twenty six great-grandchildren Jenae, Jordyn and Nolan Sheat, Kaden, Kole, Konner, and Keegan Sheat, Elsie, Josie, Susie and Simeon House, Daniel, Bethany, Charity, Kaylee and Kynzie Bass, Calvin and Noah Clements, Eden, Elijah, Ezekiel and Emma Clements, Hunter, Grace, Sadie and Eve Phillips. Three more great-grandchildren on the way. He is also survived by sisters Betty (Glen) Benedict and Norma Walker and brother in law Marvin McCollough. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Reba McCollough, brother George Sheat, sister-in-law Pat Sheat, brother-in-law Sam Walker. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Grace Place Mission Team or Grace Place Upward program. The family will receive visitors from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday January 25, 2022, at Konantz Warden Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at Grace Place on Wednesday January 26, 2022, at 10 AM.