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John Daran Strain, 56 of Springfield, passed away September 21, 2023.

He went on to join the Army and served 7 years for his country. After discharging from the Army in 1992, he continued his service in the National Guard. He also devoted 12 years to the U.S. Postal Service until he retired in 2008.

He is survived by his son Justin Strain and wife, Amanda; and their son, Camden, all of Springfield, Missouri; his father, John Strain of Republic, Missouri; a brother, Mitch Strain and wife, Caitlin, of Republic, Missouri; sister, Melissa Austin of Springfield, Missouri, and her daughter, Lindsey Buckner of Kansas City, Missouri.

Graveside services at Missouri Veterans Cemetery will be posted once details are determined. 

His care has been entrusted to Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. DeGraffenreid-Wood Crematory.