Causby H. Cole

Causby H. Cole, 94, Raytown, Missouri passed away March 29, 2018.  A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Monday, April 2, 2018 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society.  Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society.  Burial in Floral Hills Cemetery.

Causby was born to Causby & Mildred (Lowe) Cole on November 23, 1923 in Raytown, Missouri.  He served in the Army and is a World War II Veteran.  When he returned from The War, Causby, already a musician, started repairing instruments. He went on to work for Calvin Productions in Kansas City as a film editor.

He will be remembered for his time playing the saxophone with the Tony Depardo Band for the Kansas City Chiefs, and his years of playing the sax in bands on the weekends and many New Year’s Eves.

Causby was preceded in death by; parents, Grampy & Kiggie; wife of 50 years Doris and sister, Jean Mitchell.  Survivors include; daughter & son-in-law, Gloria & Phil Wainright; son & daughter-in-law, Ken & Michele Cole; daughter, Gail McKinney; son, Tim Cole (Laura Dickson); nine grandchildren and many great grandchildren.


  1. Joe Bevins on March 30, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Sorry for your loss, was a great man. Never heard an unkind word from his mouth. Wish I had spent more time with him.

  2. Bartholene (Bj) Bevins on March 30, 2018 at 11:24 am

    So Very Sorry for your loss, Uncle Cosby was a Great Man and loved by all of us, he was always happy and always had time and a smile for all of his nieces and nephews, will always be loved and never forgotten, Bartholene

  3. Rhonni Krueger on March 30, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    My Sympathy and Prayers for you all. I did not know Uncle Causby really well, but all my memories of him are of sweet smiles and kind eyes. I hope that he and Aunt Doris are together again, and also hope my parents are there with them as well. Deepest Sympathy

  4. Valetta Didjurgis on March 30, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Don and I are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Uncle Causby. I was thinking today about the wonderful time we had in Vancouver for the World’s Fair. Uncle Causby and Auntie Doris were lovely people and will be greatly missed by all who loved them.

  5. Kristen Gunnlaugson on March 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    I am so very sorry. Uncle Causby was a genuinely kind man. I always enjoyed seeing him and hearing about his adventures. Uncle Causby along with Uncle Don would swing through here on their travels. He was one of the few family members that came to my wedding. He will be missed, even though in the last years we only exchanged Christmas cards (thank you Gloria) I just liked knowing he was there.

  6. Josh and Holly Didjurgis on April 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Holly and I are so deeply sorry to hear about Uncle Causby’s passing. He was a great guy and I always enjoyed being around him.

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