Ronald Jeffrey Lamping, 68, of Lee’s Summit, MO left this world peacefully after a long and fierce battle due to a heart attack.
Jeff was born February 24, 1954 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Richard “Legs” Lamping and Barbara (Chester) McElheney. He was a graduate of De La Salle High School and loved playing linebacker with his fellow “Titans”. Jeff worked in the printing press industry for over 50 years and was owner of Complete Graphic Services until his retirement early last year. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His children and grandchildren were his whole life; he was their ROCK. His grandchildren often referred to him as their “Super Hero”. He was always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed help in any way. His sense of humor was constant, and his laugh was contagious. He may have fooled many with his tough exterior, but those who truly knew him would say he was a softie on the inside. In fact his favorite song is “Puff the Magic Dragon”, and no doubt that song was blaring as he entered those pearly gates.
It’s no secret that Jeff was an avid (and LOUD!) Kansas City Chiefs fan, never missing the opportunity to watch with his family. Those games can never be quite the same without him. To honor his memory, family members will be wearing Chiefs attire to his visitation. Please feel free to do the same. We know he would appreciate that.
115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO, with no graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to any children’s charity.Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00pm Friday, February 10th at Langsford Funeral Home at
Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Legs Lamping and mother, Barbara McElheney. He is survived by his beloved spouse and best friend of almost 50 years, Robin, and by his three children, Michelle Margita and other half Rod Brumley, Beverly and husband Mike Callia, Michael Paul and wife Chaney Lamping, and brothers Richard (“Dickie”) Lamping, Gregory (“Darbs”) and wife Janie Lamping, and sister Denise and husband Randy Hearn, six grandchildren (Tanner/Alondra, Tristan, Alex, Skylar, Kayla, and Mya), in-laws Debbie and Greg Trabon and the entire Sloan family, many wonderful nieces/nephews, and Mom Virginia, 96, who always asked “where is my Jeff” on those rare occasions when Robin visited without him. He will be forever missed by so many. Rest in peace, Ronald Jeffrey, as you continue to be our angel watching over us all as we know you will.