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Jamee O.D. Matthews

(February 9th, 1971 - September 19th, 2013)

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Jamee Matthews, age 42 of Sparta, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013 at his home. He was born February 9, 1971 the son of O.D. and Carol (Klapp) Matthews.Throughout his life, he held various jobs but most recently was a bus driver for the Ozark Community Center. His love in life was children, whether it be his own or others. As a driver of the Big Red Bus, or what he called "Ole Red", Jamee found his passion - enriching the lives of our community's little ones. He touched their tiny hearts and they touched his. Nothing mattered more to him than family.  His love for children was ever-apparent in his relationships with many of his nieces and nephews. He was a very proud father and loved his children deeply. Jamee is survived by a son Jimmy; a daughter Bailee; his mother Carol; his father O.D.; brother Shane; step-mother Karlene; step-brother Jeremy; and the first love of his life and mother to his two children Tina. Jamee is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other caring relatives and many friends. Graveside funeral services for Jamee will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, September 23, 2013 in Temple Hill Cemetery with Rev. Buddy Dockum, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be 12:00 noon to 1:00 P.M., Monday in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Family request donations in honor of Jamee to Friends of the Park % Ozark Community Center. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

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