Tyler Jon Whitworth, 39 of Creighton, Missouri passed away on December 26, 2019.
Tyler was born on April 28, 1980 in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He spent his elementary years in Catharpin, Virginia and Houston, Texas and in 1993 moved to Garden City where he developed his love of farming.
He helped build a Field of Dreams baseball field at the family farm, and loved fishing, hunting, working with animals and hauling hay. He enjoyed trips to Texas and Mississippi to hunt dove and quail. Tyler graduated from Sherwood Cass RVIII High School in 1998 where he participated in football, baseball and track. He pursued his education at the University of Central Missouri and graduated with a BS Degree in Safety Management in 2005.
Tyler married Melissa Doll on October 9, 2004. They welcomed their first son, Chancey into their lives in August, 2005. In October, 2008, their family was completed with the birth of their second son, Lane. As a family they restored and moved into their home in 2015, which brought Tyler’s love of farming full circle and allowed him to share that love with his sons. Chancey and Lane learned how to care for animals, appreciate their value and gained enjoyment being their caretakers while spending quality time with their Dad.
In 2006, Tyler began his career in safety with APAC and later worked in various industries in the health and safety field including offshore oil and gas rigs, and manufacturing and industrial construction. He was currently employed with Foley Equipment as an Environmental, Health and Safety Director.
Tyler loved the Sherwood community where he was a member of the Sherwood Cass RVIII School Board, a past Cub Scout Leader and Cubmaster for Pack 244. Tyler was a member of the Blaine Whitworth Foundation Board.
Tyler is survived by his wife, Melissa Whitworth of the home; his sons, Chancey and Lane; his parents Barry and Diane Whitworth, Garden City, Missouri; and Susan and Steve Stricker, Olathe, Kansas; a brother, Tucker Whitworth and wife, Madison of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; a sister, Corby Suptic and husband, Jim of Overland Park, Kansas and maternal grandmother, Ann Wittman of Godfrey, Illinois; father and mother in law, Craig and Janel Doll of Raymore, Missouri; brother in law, Jason Doll and wife, Jamie of Pleasant Hill, MO; sister in law, Amy Cox and husband, Brandon of Creighton, Missouri. As well as his nieces and nephews, other relatives and wonderful friends.
Tyler was preceded in death by his brother, Blaine Whitworth; grandparents, Bill and Cleo Whitworth; Walter Wittman and Blaine and Mollie Famuliner.
A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held Friday, January 3, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at The Farm, 28706 Mo. 7, Garden City, Missouri.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, January 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at The Farm.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Whitworth Children's Educational Fund.
Please wear casual attire for the Celebration of Life Services.
Services are under the care of Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.