Dr. Roger (Steve) Doak was born on Oct. 7, 1939, on a farm near Jameson, Mo., the youngest of seven children of Grace Tarwater Doak and Edgar Parker Doak. He died on Nov. 3, 2011, at Lakewood, Colo.
The family later moved to Eagleville, Mo. and then Olathe, Kan., where he started to school. After his father’s death in 1946, the family again relocated to Hallsville, Mo., where Roger attended