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Roy “Junior” Sorrell, 86 – Passed April 8, 2019

Roy “Junior” Sorrell, 86, of Cabool, Missouri, passed from this life on April 8, 2019 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri.

He was born on March 29, 1933 at the Hebron area of Douglas County, Missouri, the son of Roy Edward and Mary “Alice” (Dennis) Sorrell.

He completed only eight grades of school before quitting to go to work and to help his father on the farm. At the age of 16 he moved to the Boise Valley area of Idaho and worked at numerous hard labor jobs, eventually retiring from Golden Gate Highway District after 19 years. He moved back to a farm just south of Cabool in 1979 and then into town in 1991.

Roy had four children, Cynthia Marleen with Glenda Farrell, Angela Carlene and Robert Jay with Velma Ledbetter, and Janeen Rose with Winifred Nelson. He loved them all very much.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Winifred, and her parents, Edward and Mary Nelson; a brother, Kenneth Sorrell; a sister, Mary Stuart; brothers-in-law, Bob Brown, Cleo Stuart, Bob Tyson, Ed Strickfadden, Clarence Nelson, Bill Nelson and wife Mary Ellen, Allen Nelson and wife Helen, Ted Nelson and wife Ila, Harold Hill and wife Yvonne, and Warren Langer and wife Mary Anna; sisters-in-law, Doreen Sorrell, LaNeva Sorrell and Donna Nelson; and a son-in-law, Ron Story.

He is survived by daughters, Cynthia Lake and husband Larry and Angela Lafita and husband Steve; son, Robert Jay Sorrell; daughter, Janeen Steelman and husband Clayton; brothers, William Sorrell and wife Elizabeth and Dennis Sorrell; sisters, Faye Tyson and Linda Sue Williams and husband Tom; brothers-in-law, Joe Nelson, Edgar Nelson and wife Mary, and Jim Nelson and wife Connie; sisters-in-law, Rita Sorrell and Lorena Nelson; as well as a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a loving friend, Elfie Loper. His family was his life.

Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the funeral chapel. Graveside services were at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Cabool Cemetery with Dennis Adkison officiating. Pallbearers were Clayton Steelman, Billy Sorrell, Cody Sorrell, Tom Williams, Sam Brown and Gary Sorrell. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at