Garth Ray Flournoy, 95, of Odessa, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, MO.
Garth was born on July 25, 1925 near Odessa, MO, to Raymond and Verda Flournoy. After graduating from Odessa High School in 1943, he served in the United States Army during World War II.
On September 8, 1957, Garth was united in marriage to Alice Etoile (Eldredge) in Raytown, MO at the Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church. He lived in Independence, MO for 30 years, before returning to the Odessa area in 1988 after retiring from Missouri Public Service Company where he worked as an engineer.
His amateur radio call was W0GR. Garth was an experimental builder who designed, built and operated amateur radio equipment on microwavelengths, and high and ultra-high frequencies. Besides the technical challenge, he loved talking to people all over the world for the more than 70 years that he was licensed.
Garth was a lifetime member of the American Radio League, Quarter Century Wireless Association, Central States VHF Society, and other microwave engineering and discussion groups.
His other hobby was his fantastic photography, with which he documented vacation travels, as well as his nieces growing up.
And he had a distinct and wonderful sense of humor that was appreciated by all who knew him. Garth was a Presbyterian and served on the session and participated in many church activities.
In addition to his beloved wife, Alice “Ally,” Garth is survived by two nieces, Marla Struebin and Ann Rai, and their families.
A private family graveside service was held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Odessa Cemetery.
Memories of Garth and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on the funeral home’s Facebook Page.
Services were entrusted to Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO.