Oune Somsanith, 45, of Lee’s Summit, MO was called to heaven on July 8, 2018. He was shot and killed by an unknown person while making a “Let Go” Iphone exchange.
Visitation will be at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063, on Saturday, July 14th from 2-5pm. Memorial contributions made to the Somsanith Family will be used for the children’s’ college tuition or to a gofundme page at https://www.gofundme.com/oune-somsanith-family
Survivors include his Mother, Ouey; Father, Sorn; Brother, Nokeo; wife, (High School sweetheart) Kelly; and their 5 children: June, Cayenne, TJ, Emily and Emma. Extended family members include his Mother in-law, Bernie; Sister in-law, Cindy; Brother in-law, Tim; and Nephew, Noah.
Oune was born in Laos in 1972 and came to the US as a Vietnam War refugee when he was 5. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1994. Oune grew up in Ames, IA and lived there until he moved to Lee’s Summit, MO, in 1997. Oune worked at Pfizer until the Lees Summit plant closed. He was a stay-at-home Dad for several years. Most recently, he was employed part-time at Lees Summit West High School. Oune had a laid back disposition, it was hard to get him to hurry or take anything too seriously. Oune’s favorite things included hanging out at home with family or close friends, playing cards, and pranking people. He was a great cook; his family may now starve. He was a body builder who always made time for the gym. Oune’s associate degree was in auto-body; he loved cars. He will be deeply missed and left a legacy of love and laughter.