In Memory of

Gary L. Kepley

December 25, 1949 - August 27, 2023

Obituary

Gary Lee Kepley, 73, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away August 27, 2023.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 5 at Abundant Life in the Administration Building, 414 SW Persels Road, Lee’s Summit, Mo 64081.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Abundant Life Food Pantry.

Gary was born in Kansas City, MO on December 25, 1949. He graduated from the University of Missouri – Rolla with a Civil Engineering degree. He lived in Alaska for four years helping to design the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. He retired in 2019 after 42 years in the telecom industry. Gary experienced spiritual renewal by putting his faith in Jesus, recently being baptized, and spending the last few years growing in his faith. It is his faith in Jesus that allows us to celebrate his life and his healing.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents Edmond and Elizabeth Kepley, and his first wife Nancy. He is survived by his wife Susie, his children Becky (Rick Barbosa), Jandy Rowe, Jamie (Kary Russo), and Ryan Kepley (Megan), six grandchildren, brother George Kepley, and cousin Sam Ware.

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

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Gary was a friend and coworker for many years. Everyone loved him. He will be missed by all of his family and friends. Gary was brilliant and he was recognized throughout the Telecom industry for his expertise in the application of FCC rules. May he rest in peace.

Susie I am so sorry. I didn’t know Gary except to speak outside when I saw him. He seemed such a kind human being. Always had a smile for you. I remember going to the mailbox once and he asked if I was ok that he hadn’t seen me going in and out or getting the mail. That made me feel so good. I explained I had been in Texas with my daughter. A good memory. If I can do anything don’t hesitate to ask.

I came to know Gary through many meetings within our neighborhood. The conversations we engaged in were ever so pleasant and exhilarating. Gary was very interesting to converse with as we exchanged life’s stories. He will be missed greatly in our neighborhood. Always a friendly smile and a robust handshake. Continually ask about our welfare and if he could be of assistance. Susie and family, you have Barbara’s and my deepest sympathy and condolences. May God comfort you and his family as only God can. Keep the faith because there will be a glad reunion day. We shall reunite again with our brother in Christ beyond those Gates of Peral.

I knew Gary for many years through Sprint/United/Embarq/CenturyLink. Gary was brilliant and hard working. He was so kind and willing to help others. He took an interest in asking about your family and what they were doing. He always kept peanuts and M&Ms for late night snacks on his desk.

I used to joke that I needed to retire before Gary as I could not imagine going through an access filing without him. He had great team mates and rallied them to always come through.

My thoughts and prayers are with Susie and the family. Gary will be missed by many.

Gary Kepley my LIGHTHOUSE my older stellar brother. Gary was an Eagle scout and we were raised by parents of the Greatest Generation who gave us our Christian faith and so much more. Gary was and is my hero and was always there to raise me up. Gary is now with Christ and his family whom he adores. Now his son Ryan Kepley carries his torch and is the Kepley lighthouse. Gary was the Greatest brother one could ever have.
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Gary Kepley my beloved brother my LIGHTHOUSE. Gary was always there for me and always helped me in troubled times and celebrate the good times. Gary was an eagle scout. We both adored our parents who gave us

Oh, so sorry to see this! And miss this! Prayers and hugs dear cousin. We had a lot going on at that time, Jeff was even in town or I probably would have seen it in the paper. We’ll have to get together soon. He gave it his all! And so did You. Love.

Visitation

Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Services

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
11:00 AM
Abundant Life Administration Building
414 SW Persels Road
Lee’s Summit, Mo 64081