William F. "Bill" Flood, Jr., 74, of Gardner, Kansas, was born, July 24, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York, the third son of William F. Sr. and Marie F. (Napolitan) Flood. He departed this life, Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Olathe Medical Center surrounded with love and family.
Bill graduated in 1961 from Sheepshead Bay High School, Brooklyn, New York. He served four years in United States Air Force. Later, he earned a degree from Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City graduating as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
On November 11, 1967, he was united in marriage to Kathleen Daly in Fairway, Kansas and to this union three daughters, Kathy, Kelly, and Kerry were born; they later divorced. On August 4, 1975, he was united in marriage to Kristine Petersen in Kansas City, Missouri. She preceded him in death on October 2, 1995.
Bill was a Loss Prevention Manager for J.C. Penney in Lenexa, Kansas and later for Sears and Roebuck in Garland, Texas. He retired in January 1996. In his early adult years, he enjoyed coaching little league football, umpiring youth baseball, sharing stories and gardening. He had also been active in fundraising for the United Way and volunteering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D) and at several area nature parks. Bill loved to attend productions of the ballet as well as theater and opera with his long-time companion, Mary. More than anything he enjoyed spending time with his eight grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Kristine, a brother Carl J. Flood and a son-in-law, Walt Coady.
He is survived by three daughters Kathy (and Don) Brundage of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Kelly Coady of Madison, Connecticut and Kerry Schaub of Raymore, Missouri; long-time companion, Mary Lynn Zimmermann of Gardner, Kansas; eight grandchildren, Greg Brundage of Pleasant Hill, Robin (and Jestic) Singleton of Okinawa, Japan; Erinn, Meghan and Ryan Coady, of Madison, CT; Austin, Tanner and Maggie Schaub, all of Raymore, MO; two brothers, James P. (and Frances) Flood, of Staten Island, New York and John J. (and Diane) Flood of Middle Island, New York; one sister, Marie (and Jim) McCloskey as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
A Memorial service was held February 22, 2019, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Raytown. Casket bearers are James Flood, Don and Greg Brundage, Ryan Coady, and Austin and Tanner Schaub.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Olathe Health Charitable Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, MO. (816) 540-5550