JOPLIN, Mo. —
Gary D. Olds Sr., age 77, passed away Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2013, at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation Center, Webb City, Mo., following an illness.
Gary was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Joplin. His parents were "Lute" and Violet M (Foster) Olds. He had lived in Joplin most of his life.
He last worked in construction. Among his interests were hunting, fishing, horses and dogs.
Surviving are five sons, Gary Dewayne (wife, Marti) Olds Jr., Blue Springs, Mo., Robert Lewis (wife, Cindy) Olds, Duenweg, Mo., Kelly Neil (wife, Cathy) Olds, Carl Junction, Mo., Russell (wife, Brenda) Olds, Duenweg, and Kevin Olds, Duenweg; three daughters, Janie Diane (husband, Jimmy) Lasswell, Webb City, Brenda Olds, Joplin, and Tracy Olds, Joplin; one brother, Lewis (wife, Teresa) Olds, Joplin; three sisters, Gaynell Jones (and special friend, Harold Altman) Joplin, Linda (husband, Bob) Hamphill, Joplin, and Kristy (husband, Rick) Caddick, LaRussell, Mo.; 29 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Terry Olds and one sister, Donna Olds.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan. Burial will be at Osborne Cemetery, Joplin. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com