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Gary Dallas Loring

Gary Dallas Loring, 83, Dora, Missouri, passed away at 6:50 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.


He was born September 13, 1937, at Hebron, Missouri, to Joe Astor Loring and Barbara Marie Turnbull.  On October 29, 1970, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Ramona Brotherton.  Mr. Loring was a veteran, having served with the Missouri Army National Guard.  Before his retirement, he worked for at Lolo National Forest in Montana and the Mark Twin National Forrest.  Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing and wood working.  Mr. Loring was of the Baptist faith.


He is survived by his wife, Ramona, Loring; one sister-in-law, Anna Loring; three brothers-in-law, Dallas Brotherton and wife, Sarah, Dennis Brotherton and wife, Janet and Richard Brotherton and wife, Karen; and several nieces and nephews, including Terry and Rhonda Loring, Sherry and Randy Pace, Barbara and Geno Middleton and Tommie  Jo and Gerald Franka.


His parents, four brothers, James Edward Loring, Douglas Blaine Loring and two infants, preceded him in death.


Mr. Loring will lie in state from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  A private burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Ozarks Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at