Amos Dees, 76, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. He was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on October 2, 1944, to Charles and Maggie Dees.
He graduated from Poplar Bluff High School and went on to attend college at Oakland City College, IUPUI, and IU in Bloomington, Indiana. He earned his Master of Divinity from Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana. He held several jobs respiratory therapist, real estate broker, and, most importantly, minister of the Gospel. He preached in Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. He was a minister for over 40 years and loved to spend time studying the Word of God. During his final years, he attended Petersburg First Baptist Church and taught Sunday School as often as he was able. He loved to talk about the Lord.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Lavon (Miller) Dees; daughters Kristi (Richard) Branaman and Jenny (Todd) Williams; grandchildren Darrell Branaman, Robbie Branaman, Ryan Branaman, Caydyn Williams, and Brinley Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents and his seven siblings.
Services will be at Noon on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Petersburg First Baptist Church with burial to follow at Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00am until service time at the church.
O.D. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Online condolences may be made at odharrisfuneralhome.com
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