Allen “Duane” Wyman of Ozark, Missouri went home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2021.
Duane was born on January 10, 1950, to parents Eugene and Helen Hunter Wyman in Gainesville, Missouri. After Eugene passed away in an accident when Duane was a toddler, Helen married Walter Hall, who helped raise Duane and loved him as his own son.
From a young age, Duane developed a love for motorcycles and classic cars. Duane also enjoyed being with his large extended family fishing and spending time on his grandparent’s land. He worked at Environmental Sanitation Management for several years and was promoted to management. He enjoyed his work, and often shared stories about the funny things that happened during his time there. He later worked at Doc Holiday’s pawn shop in Ozark, Missouri until his retirement. At the pawn shop, Duane loved to talk with customers about some of his favorite things: tools, guns, and knives - particularly Cattaraugas knives. Many of those customers became his friends. Duane spent his retirement years at home with his loving wife, Sherry Wyman, and their faithful dog, Brownie, who comforted him through his battle with cancer. Duane and Sherry celebrated twenty years of marriage in September of 2021. His quiet wit and gentle spirit will be fondly remembered.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents and is survived by his wife Sherry Wyman, stepchildren Tammy Pihl (Carl) and Tim Burns (Shantell), step-grandchildren Joshua Pihl, Zachary Pihl, Mallory Baker (Joshua), Danyell Johns, Moses Garcia, and Jose Garcia, siblings Ed Hall (Angela), Susan Brown (Tom), and David Hall, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family extends their gratitude to the staff members at Mercy Clinic and CoxHealth who took excellent care of Duane.
A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, October 9th 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Osage Room of the Nixa Community Center in Nixa, Missouri.
Memorial contributions can be made in Duane’s honor to the American Cancer Society.