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John Darrell Dagenhart

April 15, 1981 ~ March 14, 2020 (age 38)


John Darrell Dagenhart, 38, of Shepherd, MT passed from this earth into eternal life on March 15, 2020.  John was born April 15, 1981 in Andrews, Texas to Darrell and Becky Dagenhart.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Don and Wanda Dagenhart of Andrews, Tx and Pete Hardaway of Pickens, OK.

He is survived by his parents, Darrell and Becky Dagenhart of Shepherd, MT; His beloved children, Roscoe and Ella Dagenhart and their mother, Kelly Dagenhart of Battiest, OK. His brother, TJ Dagenhart and wife Ashley of Bozeman, MT; his sister, Shelisa Reed and husband, Josh of Longville, LA; his Grandmother, Veebal Carr of Battiest, OK; his nephews, Cache, Gauge, Gunner and Ryder and his nieces, Skout, Haylee and Paizley. He leaves behind many of his fellow brothers in arms and dear friends.

John was a combat veteran that served honorably in the United States Army National Guard as a proud Combat Engineer. Among his awards are the Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medal awarded for his heroism while serving in Afghanistan. He was an accomplished combination welder and a man of many talents that included, metal work craftsmanship, song writing, poetry, horse training and telling good jokes. He was prouder of his children than any other accomplishment. Being their father brought him the greatest joy of all.

John was part of a heritage. He was a man that liked to get dirty, put his blood, sweat, and tears into a hard day's work and felt the pride of what he had done. He walked the same path of many great men before him and was part of a dying breed. A cowboy and mountain man in every sense of the word, excited and looking forward to each adventure like it was his first. He worked on several ranches in Montana not just as a hand but as a “Super Puncher, Just Ranchin”. Long cattle drive’s out on the range and the view of a pure sunset brought him peace. He spent many days on the trail and nights under the stars doing what he truly loved. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a passion for the great outdoors.

 He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed the simple things in life. Everyone that knew him likely had a memorable story to tell. His mischievous and adventurous spirit was hard to contain, and you never knew what you might find yourself getting into when you were with him. He loved to laugh, and his smile was infectious.

A man born with a warrior’s soul, a passion to help others, and a heart that we could only hope for. The world could use more cowboys like him.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor of John Dagenhart:

Warrior Angels Foundation
P.O. Box 3214, Grapevine TX 76099-3214

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2020 at Bunch-Singleton Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Bow, OK.

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Celebration of Life
March 20, 2020

2:00 PM
Bunch-Singleton Funeral Home Chapel
Broken Bow, OK 74728


Warrior Angels Foundation
P.O. Box 3214, Grapevine TX 76099-3214

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