John D. Duarte, 66, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Monday, March 4th, 2019. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 9TH, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit. A visitation is one hour prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
John was born on June 24, 1952 in Carlsbad, New Mexico where he was raised in a loving home. He moved to the Kansas City area in the late 1970’s and pursued a career in security at John Knox Village. John was a well known, hard working father who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Upon leaving John Knox Village, John started his own transportation business, which he thoroughly enjoyed. His greatest joy was to spend time with his grandsons whether it be school functions, sporting events, or just Papa time. John will be greatly missed and memories forever cherished.
John was preceded in death by his father, Abel F. Duarte, Sr.; mother, Lorenza W. Duarte; and one brother, Robert Lee Duarte.
He is survived by his children, Eric M. Duarte of Lee’s Summit, MO, John D. Duarte, II (Ashley) of Blue Springs, MO, and Joshua C. Duarte (Abby) of Independence, MO; two grandsons and one princess arriving soon; siblings, Lena D. Bower of Santa Fe, NM, Abel F. Duarte (Sue) of El Paso, TX, Leroy Duarte of Albuquerque, NM, Jose R. Duarte of El Paso, TX, Ron Duarte (Nico) of Albuquerque, NM, and Cindy Phillips (Cliff) of Albuquerque, NM; and loved dearly by several nieces, nephews, and friends.