William Douglas Stalder, age 76, son of William and Ruth (King) Stalder was born April 3, 1942 in Houston, MO. He passed away November 2, 2018 in Houston, MO.
Doug grew up in Houston and attended Houston Schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1962 and was stationed in New York and New Jersey. He was discharged in 1964 and moved back to his hometown of Houston. He began to work in Fort Leonard Wood as a plumber, retiring after 20 years. He decided he needed to keep busy so he started his own plumbing business.
Doug met Dora Hanson in Houston and they were married on Dec. 31, 1971. They spent almost 47 years together, enjoying many times together.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one great granddaughter.
He is survived by his wife, Dora of Houston, Mo.; one step-daughter, Vickie Floyd; two grandsons, Jimmy Cross of Springfield, Mo., his two children Kody and Kristan, Tony Cross of Houston, Mo. and his daughter Emily; two sisters, Mary Roderick and husband Danny of Bucyrus, Mo., and Verna Stalder of Success, Mo.; one brother, Dave Stalder of Houston, Mo.; two nieces, Tracy and Sandy; four great nieces, Maia, Lily, Jade and Willow.
Doug loved to fish, spending many hours on the rivers, lakes and ponds. He also enjoyed gardening and playing Bingo.
Doug never met a stranger and loved visiting with everyone.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Memorial services were Tuesday November 6, at 2:00 PM in Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Root officiating. Services were with full Military Honors. The family requested memorials be made to the American Cancer Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfh.com