Eddie Lee “Ed” Yuille, 76, of Belton, Missouri, was born, May 7, 1943, in Braymer, Missouri, the son of Gene and Wanda (Floyd) Yuille. He departed this life, Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Kansas City Hospice House surrounded with love and family.
Ed was a 1961 Braymer High School graduate.
Ed was first united in marriage to Marilyn Ann Copple and to this union two sons, David Warren Yuille and Daniel Wayne Yuille were born; they later divorced. On June 9, 1974, he was united in marriage to Patricia A. Henderson in Topeka, Kansas and to this union one son, Douglas Ward Yuille was born; she survives.
Ed was first employed as a Horse Jockey and Horse Trainer. After retiring from horse racing he worked as a car salesman in Norborne and for Woods Ford in Chillicothe. In the late 1970’s he moved to Pleasant Hill where he managed the Pryor Downs Horse Farm for 10 years. During his free time he truly enjoyed spending time with his children in all their numerous sporting activities; he also enjoyed a good game of Pitch.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; Gene in 2009, and his mother Wanda in 2014; two sons, Daniel Yuille in 1984, and Douglas Yuille in 1988.
He is survived by his wife Pat of Belton; one son, David (and Naomi) Yuille of Braymer; four grandchildren, Zachary Yuille, of Norborne, Heather Spry and Bryan Spry, both of Polo, Missouri, and Nathan Heddricks of Braymer; two great grandchildren, Jaxon Spry and Emerson Spry; two brothers, Jim (and Penny) Yuille of Braymer, and Sid (and Betty) Yuille of Kearney, Missouri; other relatives and a host of many friends.
The family would like to express their thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care.
Cremation has been accorded.
A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday August 4, 2019, at Big Iron Town, 29608 E. 179th St. (Country Club Dr.), Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080.
Light refreshments and gathering of friends and family will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. A celebration of life will follow; Reverend Bill Meier and Mr. Jerry Tapee will officiate. Please RSVP at (816) 589-2896.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
Local arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080