John W. Whitford, 71, of Lee’s Summit, was born, November 30, 1944, in Kansas City, the son of Jack W. and Nellie (Johnston) Whitford. He departed this life Monday, December 21, 2015, at his home.
John was a 1962 Blue Springs High School graduate and was United States Marine Corps veteran.
On December 29, 1995, he was united in marriage to Debbie (Cassidy) Fields in Lone Jack.
John was a Finance and Insurance Manager for several automobile dealerships in the Kansas City area. He enjoyed reading, bingo, poker, gardening and horseback riding. He especially loved spending time with his grandkids.
John was preceded in death by his parents and first wife Romera (DeBacker) Whitford.
He is survived by his wife Debbie of Lee’s Summit; one step-son Andy (and Valorie Wimsatt) Fields of Archie; one step-daughter, Beth (and Jason) Barber of Lee’ Summit; 5 grandchildren, Andrew Fields and Jeremy Fields of Lone Jack, Jonathan Barber and Lauren Barber of Lee’s Summit, and William Fields of Archie; one sister, Shirley (and Bill) Boone of Houston, TX; other relatives; and many friends.
Cremation has been accorded.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2016, at the First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit where visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. until service time. Full military honors will be performed following the service by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Pleasant Hill V.F.W Post #3118 Honor Guard.
Arrangements are under the care of Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.