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Douglas Garges

May 14, 1951 — October 5, 2021

Douglas “Doug” Everett Garges, age 70 of Springfield, MO, died peacefully in his home Tuesday, October 5th, 2021. He was born May 14th, 1951 the son of Arnold and Lorraine (Stowe) Garges of Highlandville, MO. He was lovingly referred to by friends and family as: “Garges”, “Don-G”, “Pa”, “Papa-G”, as well as many other loving monikers. Known to many and a stranger to no one, Garges lived life to the fullest and enjoyed socializing, the pub life, and cooking for anyone that showed up. He liked card games with friends, traveling, and a shot of whiskey with good buddies, new and old. For years, the home that he shared with his longtime love Toni Henry, was a place of regular gatherings. A place where friends knew that the door to the “condo” was always open and that everyone was welcome. He was the proud father of Dustin Garges and Kiley Garges of Springfield and stepfather to Brian Henry of Ozark. He adored his five grandchildren: Sophia, Samuel, Blair, Reese, and Blake. He doted on all of them, effortlessly indulging their whims. Doug started his working life in the cattle business. He then enjoyed a long and successful career in real estate at Carol Jones Realtors in Springfield. He truly loved bringing people together in business. Doug was generous beyond measure, readily offering any and all that he had to anyone who asked, without a moment’s hesitation. He will be remembered by his loving family and his innumerable friends, as endlessly accepting, warm, and loving. He will be greatly and enduringly missed. Doug was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Glenda Garges of Highlandville. He is survived by his brother Gary Garges of Highlandville, his longtime love Toni Henry of Springfield, his son Dustin, daughter Kiley and her husband Craig Wilson, stepson Brian Henry and his wife Lauren of Ozark, MO; as well as his grandchildren; his nieces Laura, Lisa, Donna, and Amy; and nephew John. Celebration of life to be held at Char Steakhouse & Oyster Bar on Republic Road in Springfield on Friday, October 15th, 2021 come and go from 4 - 6 pm. As Garges would say: “Salud, chindon! – May you live forever and I never die!”
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Celebration of Life

Friday, October 15, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Char Steakhouse and Oyster Bar

1620 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65804

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