Obituaries detail

Jerry Lee Yeager, Age: 86
Feb 24, 1936 - Jul 25, 2022

At 2:30 am on July 25, 2022, Jerry Lee Yeager, peacefully went home to be with Jesus.  He was surrounded by his daughters, Shannon, Sissy and Gayle, his son in law Chuck, his youngest sister Cindy, and a team of nurses and aids who loved him dearly. 

 

Jerry was born in Clinton, MO on February 24, 1936, to John and Flossie Yeager.  Jerry grew up in Avondale, MO and went to NKC High School, he graduated in 1954.  He was the quarterback of the football team and voted most athletic by his class.  Jerry was a proud hornet until the day he died.  He loved NKC and everything about it.  He always longed to move back to Northtown, right up to the end. 

 

Jerry was a huge football fan and although he had no sons, he volunteered his time and talents to coach little league football.  He was a diehard Chiefs fan, a red Coat Member and season ticket holder for many years. He loved the Royals, he never missed watching a game.

 

Jerry was also a prominent member of the Kansas City JayCee’s for many years.  He won multiple awards for his volunteer work in youth sports, leadership and community service. 

 

Jerry met and married Carol Atwood and they raised three daughters: Shannon, Sissy and Gayle.  Jerry was a lifelong member of Winnwood Baptist Church.  He raised his daughters in the church and taught them the value of knowing Jesus.

 

Jerry had two 25-yearlong careers.  He started at First National Bank in NKC when he was just 18 years old, he started as a loan officer and worked his way up to Vice President. Jerry attended and graduated from Harvard Business School where he was voted class president. He was then hired by Mercantile National Bank as President.  He ended that career and went into real estate.  He became a very successful realtor which led him to become the broker/manager of Remax of Kansas City, where he ultimately retired in 2003.

 

Jerry will be greatly missed, he had a fiery personality and a feisty sense of humor right up to the end.  He was a great man and a great father and grandfather.

 Jerry’s daughters would like to thank the nurses and aids at Pleasant Valley Manor who loved and took great care of him the last few months of his life, they would also like to thank the amazing staff at Ascend Hospice.  Even though his time on hospice was short, they made the last couple of weeks and his passing peaceful and comforting.  Jerry was truly blessed.

 Jerry was preceded in death by his father John T Yeager, his mother Flossie Lee Yeager, his brothers Jim, John “Sonny” and Don Yeager.  He is survived by his daughters Shannon (Traver) Bjornlie, Sissy (Chuck) Becvar, Gayle “Woggs” Yeager.  His grandchildren Emily (Nick), Brooke, Taylor, Kelsie, Jacob, and Bailey.  His great grandchildren Ella, Brayden, Evie and Emilia.  He was also survived by his sisters, Yvonne “Sis” McFarland, Judy Hirsch, Cindy Rose, numerous nieces and nephews and some close lifelong friends.

 Services for Jerry Yeager will be Saturday, July 30, 2022.  Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 am with a service Celebration of Life immediately following.  Service will be at Winnwood Baptist Church 4513 N Jackson Kansas City, MO 64117

The family invites you to join them for a reception/light lunch immediately following service at Code Dance Studio, 6609 Royal Street, Ste 101, Pleasant Valley, MO 64068

 In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in Jerry’s name to Ascend Hospice

783 NE Anderson Lane, Lees Summit, MO 64064

The family would love for you to come prepared to share a fond memory or story of Jerry, to bring them comfort in their time of grief.  For anyone who is unable to attend please feel free to leave a memory in the comments for them to read during the celebration.  The family appreciates your continued prayers. 

 

 

 

Additional Service:
Visitation
Location:
Winnwood Baptist Church
Address:
4513 N Jackson
City:
Kansas City
State:
Missouri
Zip Code:
64117
Date of Service:
Jul 30 ,2022
Time of Service:
10:00 AM
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Memorial Service
Location:
Winnwood Baptist Church
Address:
4513 N Jackson
City:
Kansas City
State:
Missouri
Zip Code:
64117
Date of Service:
Jul 30 ,2022
Time of Service:
11:00 AM
Additional Information:
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Condolences

Sandy Gardner Jul 26 ,2022

Professional working associate ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I worked many years with Jerry in Real Estate. Jerry knew his numbers & would always offer help or advice when needed. He seemed to love his career and he made it easy for others to work with him. We never worked in the same office but co-op on many transactions in Real Estate. He will be missed by all🙏🏻

Wiley R. White Jul 27 ,2022

Friend and Buddy ,Hudson ,Florida

may you rest in piece my dear friend. God bless his family. Wiley

Divina Wright Jul 27 ,2022

Ascend Hospice Aide ,Excelsior Springs ,Missouri

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Terry Harris Jul 28 ,2022

Friend ,Gladstone ,Missouri

We are so sorry to learn that Jerry has made that long journey to his final home. But we are also relieved that he is now at peace. Jerry and I had a long history. In fact, he was my first male friend. We met when I was four and Jerry was three. I was playing with my first girlfriend, Joyce Alvis. And here came "Sonny" Yeager holding Jerry's hand. It was the beginning of a years-long friendship until he changed schools. We spent many hours racing downhill in my wagon and swinging from the low limbs on our black cherry tree, and later roaming in the woods. Even as a youngster, Jerry was full of energy and a character. People just gravitated to him. He was a natural leader and mentor. We both graduated from NKC High and went our separate ways. We reconnected through our alumni luncheons. During the pandemic we talked often by phone, reminiscing about days gone by and those who were no longer with us. Jerry's wonderful family is his legacy and all who knew him have been diminished by his loss. Hold tight to your memories.

Lee & Inie Fortner Jul 30 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

We are so sorry for the passing of Jerry. We have fond memories of him and will never forget. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. Please know that Jerry will be welcomed into the arms of others. May he rest in peace.