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Alan Jay Gorham

Alan Jay Gorham, age 52 of Nixa, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. He was born November 17, 1967 in Rockford, Illinois, the son of Jay Robert and Mary Janet (Trimble) Gorham. On November 23, 1991, Alan was united in marriage to Cynthia Sue Donley. Survivors include: his wife, Cindy Gorham of the home; his teenaged children, Ben, Beau and Brooke of the home; his mother, Janet Gorham of Loves Park, Illinois; his sisters, Tammy Olsen and husband Mark of Spooner, Wisconsin and Kathy Sjostrom and husband Nelson of Cherry Valley, Illinois; and extended family. Alan was preceded in death by his father. Alan retired from the U. S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield after 18 years as a radiologic technologist and firearms instructor. Alan enjoyed camping, riding ATVs on the Missouri trails and motorcycling. He was an avid fan of "Clash of Clans." Alan loved spending time with his kids and family. He was a member of James River Church in Ozark. Alan will be greatly missed. A private funeral service for family only, will be held this weekend officiated by Chaplain Randy Cantrell, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Funeral Home Owner Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

I was blessed to be Alan's second grade teacher. He was an awesome student and at that young age showed strengths of kindness, empathy and a gentle spirit. I loved all my students but some you never forget. Alan was one of those. So sorry for those left to grieve his passing. Prayers

Caroline Seabaugh Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

Al was a great family friend. He was one of the kindest men I've ever met with a sense of humor to match. I cannot recall one negative memory of him. An incredible man! Anyone would be lucky to have a friend like him. Rest In Peace Al! -Brent Persson

Brent Persson Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

Al was a great guy and I worked besides him for 18 years. He will be missed and we shared many days laughing and talking about our families, faith, and having sons with the same name. I am sorry for your loss and he was always talking about his family and kids. We also shared many laughs about the big car he drove for awhile. I believe it was a 4 door Buick. He would pull into the parking lot and we would share a laugh. Good time. We will miss you Al. God Bless and you are in a better place with God.

Brian Rice Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM

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