Darold DeMoss


SYRACUSE — Darold "Hawk" DeMoss, 66, of Syracuse, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

SYRACUSE — Darold "Hawk" DeMoss, 66, of Syracuse, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

He was born Jan. 18, 1947, in Denver, to Donald and Marjorie Elaine Sonday DeMoss. He attended high school in Lebanon, Neb.

A Syracuse resident since 1985, Mr. DeMoss had worked all of his life in the oil fields with American Exploration. He enjoyed fishing and yard work and, as an avid sports fan, he loved basketball and Nebraska football.

On Nov. 21, 1999, he married Janice Douglass in Syracuse. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Brad DeMoss of Kearney, Neb.; two stepsons, Corey Tracy of Parker, Colo., and Bryon Tracy of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Megan Tracy of Syracuse; his mother, Marjorie Hartman of McCook, Neb.; four sisters, Deanna DeMoss of Arvada, Colo., Joanna Herronma of Hays, Debbie Daly of Lincoln, Neb., and Brenda Kincaid of McCook; and numerous grandchildren including Allyson DeMoss, Emily DeMoss, Kaitlyn DeMoss, Logan Tracy and Kendall Tracy. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald DeMoss; his stepfather, Leo Hartman; and a son, Donald DeMoss.

Funeral will begin at 11 a.m. CT Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society, in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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