In Memory of

William “Blinn” Rector

November 29, 1949 - February 3, 2019

Obituary

William Blinn Rector, 69, passed away February 3, 2019 at St. Joseph Medical Center. Visitation will be February 5, 2019 4-5pm, service at 5pm at Langsford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Knowles Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Willow Creek Church, 9700 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114.

Blinn graduated from Ruskin High School in 1969. He attended college at Metro Junior College in KCMO and University of Missouri Kansas City with a Bachelors and Masters in Business Accounting. While attending school, Blinn worked part-time at the downtown U.S Post Office, where his father was employed until his death in 1968. After graduating, Blinn went to work at K&W Tax Services till 1980. He then went to work for Social Security until he retired in 2007. He was very active in the Republican Party and his church Willow Creek Evangelical Friends.

Blinn is preceded in death by his parents, William (Bill) T. and Margaret Dunn Rector. Survivors include his brother, Wayne (Gretchen) and their family, Moorestown, NJ; sister, Cyndee (Dennis Dixon) Williams, Ardmore, OK; nieces, Emily Rector, New Jersey, and Jasmine Long, Ardmore, OK; nephew, Craig Dudley, Los Angeles, CA; great nephews, Max Humphrey and Pearce Watson, Ardmore, OK; and good friends, Tony Key, Glenn Garrison, Keith Kline, Trish Taylor, Russ Rossi, John Sharp, and Harry Ingels.

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My condolences to the family and close friends who have supported Blinn through his ongoing health challenges. This is our loss, but his release. Thank you for being there for him.

I first met Blinn many years ago when we were both assigned to a special project in “the caves” in Independence. I heard many tales of Oklahoma and ideas for the Royals. He sometimes spoke of his former occupation with a favorite joke: A man once went to a scientist and asked “What is two plus two?” The scientist answered, “Four.” Then the man asked an engineer. “Four.” Finally, he asked an accountant. The accountant locked the door, shut the curtains, and asked, “What do you want it to be?”

Dear Wayne and Cyndee,
We are so sorry to read of Blinn’s passing. He stayed in touch over the years and we enjoyed his visit several years ago. He was a great storyteller and was quick to share an amusing joke or story. We send our condolences to all your family.

Visitation

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
4-5pm
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Services

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
5pm
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063