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Celebration of Life

Char Steakhouse and Oyster Bar
Friday October 15th, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Douglas Garges

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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Doug had a huge impact in my life. He was the most accepting person I ever met. He created the most wonderful memories that I will have for the rest of life, and that is the best gift anyone can give.

Chantra Oct 15 2021 12:00 AM

Love and Peace!

Cindy and Bentley Bentzinger Oct 14 2021 12:00 AM

We have so many wonderful memories of Doug from the Stowe family reunions! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

The Wanda Adkins family Oct 13 2021 12:00 AM

Doug was a very open minded and opinionated person you always knew where you stood with him i liked that about him very honest ! I hadn't seen him in quite awhile but his impression was still there he will be missed xoxo

Kelly Oct 11 2021 12:00 AM

Doug was one of my favorites to see in the Carol Jones Office. He had a great sense of humor and a wealth of real estate knowledge. He was truly a legacy in the business and will be missed.

Dee Houser Oct 10 2021 12:00 AM

We were so sad to hear of Doug's passing. He was a great people person and cousin. Duane and Jane Strausser

Duane Strausser Oct 10 2021 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace Doug. Love Gary & Dalene Garges Stephens and family

Gary & Dalene Garges Stephens Oct 10 2021 12:00 AM

You will forever be missed my friend,

Paula Haik Oct 9 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you so much for great memories of my childhood with you in it. You will be missed by so many. Love,Jamme White and family

Jamme White Oct 8 2021 12:00 AM

Sending you thoughts of comfort. Skip

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