Gary Lee Williams

Gary Lee Williams, 57, of Independence, MO, went to eternity on May 2, 2017. He was born in San Diego, CA on June 17th, 1959 to Larry and Judy Williams. Gary loved people no matter their ethnicity, nationality, or social status. He did not know a stranger and was always willing to help others. Attending two churches in Kansas City, he delighted in the people with whom he served God. He loved the outreach support that his church family provides. He would say, “Churching is one of my favorite things.”


He was hired by United Telecom after graduation from Harrison High School class of 1978 in AR to upgrade telephone offices nationwide. He worked for various telephone companies until he found his home at Sprint. Gary’s position at Sprint was second in his life to church and family.


Gary also loved water and sailing, serving as a member of a competition sailing team on Lake Erie. He loved the outdoors, especially the sky and wildlife of Yellowstone. One of his dreams was to spend winter in Yellowstone Park. Gary lived life with gusto, often jumping in with both feet first.


Gary was married to Cindy (divorced). Three sons were born of this marriage: Chris (wife: Jennifer) Williams, KY; Tim (wife: Jennifer) Williams, MO; Brian (wife: Anna) Williams, KY. Other survivors include his parents: Larry and Judy Williams, AR; sisters: Kathy (husband: Kirby) Walker, TX and Michele (husband: Daryl) Freed, AR. A dear friend: Cathy Whayne, AR. Four grandchildren: Kaitlynn, Jesse, Cody, Josephine. Nieces and nephews in AR and TX, as well as many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins spread across the US.

Celebration of Life Services

A celebration of life service will be held at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, Saturday May 13 at 1PM. 4509 Troost Ave, KCMO 64110.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Saturday, May. 6th 2017 | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Gary Lee Williams”

  1. Shari Daly Says:

    To Gary’s family, please accept my most sincere condolences, I am saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. I had the true pleasure of working with Gary at Sprint and he was someone who always brought a smile to my face anytime I got to interact with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you learn to deal with life without that smile. I have no doubt he is now watching over his loved ones and singing and dancing his way through Heaven!

  2. Sierra Dem Moussa Says:

    To Gary’s family

    I also had the pleasure and honor for working with Gary. Gary was one of my close friends at Sprint. Gary was a very passionate, giving, kind, polite, supporting, loving and caring friend to me. He believed in me and always interested to learn my next Humanity move. He listened well and encouraged me to continue my devotion for community outreach. Gary had a HUGE heart for supporting others. I remembered listening to his experience and watching him cry about his trip to Africa. That little boy that wrapped around his leg, causing him to sit on the floor and hold the little boy. That is who Gary was……can go on and on. I pray that the Almighty God have mercy on his soul and place him in his best homes of Heaven. He will always be remembered…RIP..

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