Lenord Duane McGownd Sr. was born on January 17, 1937 to Lewis Lake McGownd and Villa Blanche Tate McGownd. He died on October 16, 2020. He was 83 years old. He served in the US Air Force in the 50's and was stationed in Ashiya, Japan. He developed a life-long relationship with several of his Air Force buddies and participated in numerous reunions with this group in the 1980's and 90's. He worked for most of the major US aircraft manufacturers including Boeing, Lear Jet, Cessna, McDonnell-Douglas and Falcon Jet. He always enjoyed playing cards with friends and families, tinkering with cars and trucks and tapping his foot while listening to Bluegrass and Country-Western music.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley Greer McGownd, his brother-in-law Louis Gomez, his mother-in-law Nell Greer, his brother-in-law Winston Greer, his brother-in-law Wayden Greer and his brother-in-law Joseph Fletcher.
He is survived by his son, Lenord D. McGownd Jr. and his spouse Jennifer, grandson Connor Lake McGownd, sister Vera Mae Gomez, brothers Raymond and his spouse Gladys and Gerald McGownd and Juanita and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO, with full military honors.
Cremation under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, MO.