Donald R. Slusser

Donald R. Slusser, 70, of Chamois, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born on July 28, 1949, in Wichita, Kansas, a son of the late Lewis Guy and Myraline Jane (Parsons) Slusser.

Donnie was a graduate of Pattonville High School. He worked in construction for many years and also drove a dump truck. His passion was creating customized vehicles and hot rods. Donnie also enjoyed many years of racing with his life long best friend, Tommy Butherus.

He enjoyed being a joker and making people laugh. Donnie never went anywhere without his cowboy hat. He cherished the memories made with his children and grandchildren.

Donnie is survived by his sons: Thomas Slusser (Tiffany) and Robert Slusser (Misty), both of Chamois; siblings: Richard Slusser, Jane Jones (Larry), Jean Slusser, Mike Slusser, Myra Slusser, Vonna Foster (Phil) and Denny Slusser (Bonnie Ford); sister-in-law: Sue Slusser; grandchildren: Sandy, Hannah, Alyssa, Christopher, Caitlin and Chance; special friend: Diana Pope, Tom Butherus (Phyllis) and many, many family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Wayne Slusser; and sister-in-law: Debbie Slusser.

A celebration of Donnie’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Chamois Lions Club in Chamois, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of Donald Slusser.

Arrangements are under the direction of MILLARD FAMILY CHAPELS, Second and Market Street, Chamois, MO 65024. (573) 573-763-5658. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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