In Memory of

Roy Eugene Lighthizer

November 25, 1924 - February 9, 2020


Roy Eugene ‘Gene’ Lighthizer, 95, of Raytown, MO returned to his heavenly home on February 10, 2020, marking the day he reunited with the love of his life, Beulah Lighthizer, who passed December 25th, 2007.


Gene was born on November 25, 1924 to Leroy and Dorothy Lighthizer in Kansas City, MO. A WWII Veteran, Gene served in the US Army Air Corps from 1943-1946 and quickly earned the rank of Sergeant. During his service he received the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Ribbon.


After being honorably discharged, Gene worked as a junior accountant at a manufacturing company. Successful in his career but seeking a job that was outdoors and hands-on, Gene made the switch to a career in bricklaying, making him the 6th generation of bricklayers in the Lighthizer family.


Gene is survived by his brother Robert (Grace Lighthizer), his two children; Mark (Diana Lighthizer) and Carol (Howard Fritz) as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Brooking Cemetery in Raytown, Missouri.


“We may die with disappointments and unanswered prayers, but the glory of Christ and the blessings of heaven will more than make up for all our disappointments.”


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I feel bad for the family but I am glad for Gene because he is rejoicing before his King. And he is with Beulah too.! I look forward to That Day!! Sandy Shively

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Philippians 1:3
I love you Gene! Thank you for everything! The world was a better place because of you! Say hello to your beautiful Buelah. See you again soon!
Love always,
John M. Lighthizer


Friday, February 14, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Friday, February 14, 2020
10:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063