John Edward Spotts
John Edward Spotts
  • July 16, 1925 - July 27, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri

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John Edward Spotts, 92, Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration of John’s life at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at McMurry United Methodist Church, 25 Eugene Field Rd., Claycomo, MO 64119. Burial will immediately follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, 6600 NE Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119.

John was born on July 16, 1925 in Kansas City, MO and lived North of the river his entire life. He was a WWII Hero. He served in the U.S. Navy, South Pacific on the U.S.S. Onslow Boatswain’s Mate Second Class from 1943-1946. John worked for Overhead Door Company for 42 years. He was a charter member of McMurry United Methodist Church since 1928. He was a life time member of the VFW Post 5606 and life time member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, of 55 years; his mother, Ida Elizabeth Spotts; father, John Harrison Spotts; brothers, Leonard Spotts, Walter Spotts, Paul Spotts; sisters Lillian Maxine Spotts, Anna May Spotts; step son, Gene Whitten; and grandson, Jeremy Spotts; and great-granddaughter, Macy. John’s pride and joy were his seven children, Linda Spotts Michael; John R. Spotts and wife, Cherie; Jerry Edward Spotts; Larry L. Spotts; David D. Spotts and wife Kim; Gail F. Spotts; and Gene Whitten and wife, Beverly. He was blessed with 15 grandchildren, Timothy, Christopher, Jennifer, Ryan, Julie, Jeff, Jeremy, Jessica, Brooke, Ashlyn, Emma, Mike, Rowdy, Joe and Teresa; and 20 great-grandchildren, Drew, Jack, Luke, Sam, Brody, Avery, Evelyn, Piper, Everett, Riley, Bri, Mason, Crosby, Jeremy, Derek, Shaylyn, Justin, Kristin, Matthew, Geno, and Maddie.

John’s family would like to express their gratitude to John’s caregivers, Barbara Schlessman, Jan Ingle, Cheryl Slobodnik and Penny Ludwig. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to VFW Veterans Service Fund or McMurry United Methodist Church.