Christopher Michael Gideon was born March 24, 1970 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to parents Jay and Pat Gideon. He passed away on December 3, 2018 after a 3 year battle with cancer that took him away from his family much too soon.
Chris grew up in Stillwater, OK, Ponca City, OK, and Laredo, TX. He graduated from Topeka West High School. Chris briefly attended Phillips University in Enid Oklahoma, joining the Varsity social service club. He joined the Air Force and served his country through the first Operation Desert Storm. After leaving the Air Force he worked several jobs in information technology and landed at Cerner in Kansas City, Missouri where he met and married Jennifer, who was by his side when he passed away.
Chris is survived by his parents Jay and Pat of Topeka, KS; 5 children: Christopher Gray (28) and his wife Kelsey of Lexington, KY; Alyxandra Joy (27) of Lee’s Summit, MO; Christopher (“Topher”) Michael (23) of Lee’s Summit, MO; Stephanie Michele (21) of Columbia, MO; and Moira Kathleen, (18) of Seattle, WA; sister Jill and her husband Mike, niece Miah and nephew Brock, of Osage City, KS; sister Erin of Seattle; and his beloved dog Francis.
Chris had a quick wit, was very intelligent, and extremely devoted to those he cared about. He enjoyed traveling, finding new and unique recipes to cook, watching movies, and spending time with his friends and family. He will be missed greatly by those he left behind.
Visitation services will be Thursday, December 13th from 6-8pm at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs in Kansas City.