Davin E. Oliphant, 49, of Forsyth, MO, passed away July 18, 2017. He was born in Iola,
KS. He lived in Iola, Junction City, KS, and Kansas City, MO. In 1975, his parents moved
to Forsyth, MO. Davin attended Forsyth Schools and graduated in 1985. He attended
NACC in Harrison, AR for 2 years, then moved to Springfield, MO where he attended
Missouri State University and worked at Bass Pro Shops. In 1992, he moved back to
Forsyth to take over the family business of Hometown Appliance Center, which he ran
until his health required him to no longer work.
He loved playing softball and tennis, and was an avid KC Chiefs fan. Davin was an
inspiration to everyone with his positive attitude he held throughout the years of his
health problems. He continued to work and make deliveries for his business even with
two prosthetic legs, never letting his disabilities discourage him. Regretfully, his health
forced him to become a resident of Forsyth Nursing and Rehab since January 2015.
Davin is survived by his wife Mimi of Taneyville, MO; a daughter, Sydney
Oliphant-Hawkins and husband, Zach Hawkins PFC, of 29 Palms, CA; 3 stepchildren,
Zach Landis of Miami, FL, Alexis and Jacob Landis of Taneyville, MO; his mother, Jan
Oliphant of Bentonville, AR; his father, David Oliphant and wife, Deanne, of Branson,
MO; a sister Danica Oliphant-Rhodes, and husband, Dusty, of Rogersville, MO; nephew,
Zayne Oliphant, of Bentonville, AR,. He is also survived by his grandmother, Elsie Cope,
of Harrison, AR; and three special aunts, Ann Mason and Linda Cantrell of Harrison, AR,
and Earline Swope of Springfield, MO; and a host of cousins and friends.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the amazing staff Forsyth Nursing
and Rehab for their love and kindness to Davin and the family.
A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the
First Baptist Church of Forsyth, from 5 to 7:00 pm with friends and family speaking at 6
pm. Relatives and friends are welcome to speak and share their past memories of Davin
at this Celebration.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home,
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
"There is a Difference"
Mr. Davin E. Oliphant
1968 - July 18, 2017