Matthew Joey McCreary
Matthew Joey McCreary
  • October 15, 1956 - December 24, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri

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Matthew J. McCreary died unexpectedly on December 24th, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 61.

Matt was born on October 15, 1956 in Kansas City, Missouri to Joy and Geraldine McCreary. He graduated from Winnetonka High School in 1974. Matt married Jerrie Tyson in 1978. Over the next few years, the couple welcomed 2 children into their home, Meghan and Bryon. His children remember him as a strong father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

Matt was accomplished as an electrician and often helped many others in his spare time. Matt retired from Bayer Corporation in 2016 where he worked as a chemical operator, firefighter and an EMT. He is remembered as a steadfast individual who loved his family and who was passionate about his grandson, Brady.

He is preceded in death by his mother Geraldine McCreary and his sister Joy. Matt is survived by his Father and Step-Mother, Joy and Goldie McCreary of Blue Eye MO, his wife Jerrie McCreary; children Meghan and Bryon (Brianna) and Grandson Brady of Kansas City MO.

Graveside service is scheduled for December 30, 2017, 10 am at White Chapel Funeral Home and Cemetery, with a Celebration of Life to follow at Vineyard KC (12300 NW Arrowhead Trfy, Kansas City, MO 64165) at 2 pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Matt's life.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Vicki Welsh Ovarian Cancer Fund (, in memory of Matt's niece, Lindsay Sharp, who lost her battle with Ovarian cancer in 2016. Please note (in the special instructions box or on the check) that the contribution is for Matt McCreary and/ or Lindsay Sharp.