Born Dec. 14, 1956, in Tell City, Ind., son of Sarah Holmes and the late William Applegate, he was a U.S. Army veteran.
On Dec. 18, 1976, in Watervliet, Mich., he married Vickie Springer, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, William Applegate, of Paragould; one daughter, Amy Vose and husband, Richard, of Paragould; two brothers; 10 sisters; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Courtney Vose, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath, Mo., with Rev. George Haygood officiating.
Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.