Military veteran

Arthur Mid Burnor, 83, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Lebanon.

He was born May 23, 1928, in Sharon, Vt., son of Mid and Mary Brickey Burnor.

In 1970, he and his wife, Caroline, purchased a small farm in the Plato community.

He was born and raised in the Beaver Meadow, Vt. Area. He worked at Dartmouth University as a young man.

He joined the Army and served from 1948-’55 during World War II. After being out of the military for a few years, he re-entered the Army and served from 1966 until 1982, during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He had two tours of duty in Germany, spent some time in Korea and had one trip to Vietnam. He also served stateside at Fort Leonard Wood as an instructor on the Dozer Phase at the Million Dollar Hole.

After being honorably discharged following 28 years of service, he began working for the civil service in the transportation department at Fort Leonard Wood. Later, he worked for the U.S. Forestry Department in the Mark Twain National Forest. He also had a small campfire wood business for a time.

He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He enjoyed being on the farm, caring for his cattle, working on his dozer and puttering and fixing things on the farm. He had a fondness for Rambler automobiles, John Deere equipment and Chevy trucks.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph and Oliver; and four sisters, Louise, Margaret, Elizabeth and Olive.

Survivors include his wife, Caroline of the home; two daughters, Nancy Chambers of Springfield and Darlene Burnor of Plato; two sons, Joseph Burnor of Holden and DeWayne Burnor of Edgar Springs; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.

Services were Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon with the Rev. Gene Earp officiating. Burial with full military rites was in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery near Fort Leonard Wood.

Memorial donations to the Waynesville Chapter of the D.A.V. may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 28, Lebanon, Mo., 65536.

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