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James Ronald “Ron” Caffey

James Ronald “Ron” Caffey, 76, Springfield, Missouri, entered into eternal peace on December 20, 2017.

He was born on July 7, 1941 in Springfield, son of the late Ferrell and Velma (Pennycuick) Caffey.

Ron graduated from Cabool High School, Cabool, Missouri, in 1959 and worked in the family businesses. Ron was the proud owner of Caffey Automotive and when he wasn’t working he was watching westerns, his beloved sports teams, attending MSU Bears games, or spending time with friends. He enjoyed camping, boating, skiing, hunting, music, classic cars, fantasy sports, family game nights, and especially being “Papa” to his grandkids.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Carole Caffey; a daughter, Deah Chisholm; and a brother, Doug Caffey.

His surviving children are Cristi and Robert Burk of McAllen, Texas, and Holli and Frank East of Ozark, Missouri; grandchildren, Shae Carroll, Wyatt Burk, Preslee and Mason East; great-grandchildren, Raelyn Ross and Jaxon Kelley; and many other family members.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2018, with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Elliott-Gentry Carder Funeral Home in Cabool.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ron’s name may be made to Convoy of Hope. Online condolences may be made at

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