Dewey Lee Sedore, 74 of Moberly, was born on his family’s farm in Keosaqua, Iowa, May12, 1946 to Doyle and Liz (Meade) Sedore and died May 6, 2021. Dewey was a US Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War, prior to receiving a honorable discharge.
In the wild and precious years between, Dewey became a big brother to Pat (Aaron) Burr, Roger (Joyce) Sedore, Mary (Jack) Hooper, Lisa (Jeff) Armstrong, and Todd (Tina) Sedore, all who survive him
-a husband to the late Janice (Morgan) Sedore,
-a father to Lori (Teresa), Scott, and Nate (Pam)
-a beloved Pa to Brawlee and Granger Sedore and Paige and Nathan Sedore, all who survive him
-an uncle to many nieces and nephews
-a son in law to James and Delores Morgan, -a brother in law to Cathi, Jim, Caroline, and John
-a bereaved father and grieving widower
Dewey was a worker in a sawmill, in a warehouse, on a wheat harvesting crew and then a cotton harvesting crew, a college student, at a farm and home supply store, and he finished his working career burning up the highways as an over the road truck driver.
When his retirement rolled around, he and his son, Scott, began restoring antique tractors. They turned buckets of metal, bolts, and rust into award winning, show stopping things of beauty. After Scott’s death, he completed restoration work on several tractors as a labor of love, of tribute, of a search for peace in the shop where he and his son had worked shoulder to shoulder for so many years.
Dewey and Janice traveled yearly to many places in the southeast, but New Orleans was his love. He couldn’t make it out of the city without a solid plan to return. The lively streets of the French Quarter were like air to him and he remembered every detail, every face, every place.
His grandchildren were his pride and joy. Brawlee-his political wonk and great debater. Paige-his only granddaughter, his volleyball player, his scholar. Granger-his artist and creator, Bubba (Nathan)-his football player, the future of Friday Night Lights. Everything his grandkids did was genius and warranted a retelling to anyone who would listen. And let it be known, all of the four could do no wrong in his eyes.
Memorial contributions to Jacksonville Veteran’s Cemetery or Harry S. Truman VA Hospital of Columbia are appreciated.
Services honoring and celebrating Dewey’s life were held in the Cater Funeral Home Chapel, concluded with Full Military honors. Private Committal prayer and burial was at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery.