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Denis Phinney

December 29, 1954 — July 9, 2022

Denis Phinney was born December 29, 1954, in Topeka Ks, the youngest of 7 children born to Howard and Helen Phinney. He moved to Missouri in his early teens. Denis worked in various jobs, including farm work and Silver Dollar City before opening and his own business, Phinney Tractor Repair. He loved old cars, old trucks, and old farm equipment. He also loved animals of all kinds, especially dogs.


Heaven got a new angel when Denis passed, at home, with his wife by his side. He was a big man with a big heart, and he will be greatly missed.


Denis is survived by his wife Tonia, brother Rodney (Maradean) Phinney of Oronogo, MO, sister Judy (Bill) Grattan of Valley Center, KS, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend whom he thought of as a son, Nick (Jessica) Lee of Willard, MO.


In Lieu of flowers, Denis requested that memorial contributions be made in his name to:


Haven of the Ozarks (9617 Farm Rd.  2190, Washburn, MO 65772)

Rescue One (1927 E. Bennett Ste B, Springfield, MO 65804)

Humane Society of Southwest Missouri (3161 W. Norton Rd. Springfield, MO 65803)


Denis' request, graveside services will be private. 


Cremation rites have been entrusted to Adams Crematory. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, MO

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