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Claude Hurst Fantroy Jr., 55 years old, of Olathe, Kansas, transitioned to eternal life on February 21, 2022. Claude was born December 9, 1966, to parents Nancy Ann Theresa Miles Fantroy and Claude Hurst Fantroy Sr. in Lexington Park, Maryland.
“The DADD” ~ CJ
Claude’s character was incomparable; he was one of the most compassionate and humble human beings to grace this earth. At an early age, Claude learned the meaning of strength and resolve as he navigated through the tumultuous plains of life. Claude overcame every challenge and eradicated any obstacle that came between him accomplishing his goals. Claude’s main goal in life was to take care of his family and those that were near and dear to his heart. As a young teen, Claude stepped into the role of father figure to his younger siblings. To his mother he was a devoted son, a caretaker, and her provider. When his son, Claude Hurst Fantroy III (CJ), was born he said that his life was no longer his but theirs’. Claude was committed to be the father that he never had and went on to be an integral force in CJ’s life. As Claude transitioned from a child to an adult his actions were always self-sacrificing, and he asked for very little in return.
Claude was an Army veteran; a man of integrity and his word was his bond. He prided himself on being there whenever he was needed. He wore many hats and morphed into whoever he needed to be whenever he was called upon. It didn’t matter the time of day or how big/small the issue was he would drop everything to be there, to console, provide guidance and to nurture us. Claude was the sponge that absorbed everyone’s spills, he was the cleaner, picking up the broken pieces of his loved ones and putting them back together, selflessly. For his entire life, all this man knew was to be the one that everyone could depend on. Those of us who were blessed to know Claude will always remember him to be empathic and a servant leader.
Claude was our everything and he enjoyed being around family and friends, especially when it came to board games and Tunk. He was known for having his Folgers container (laundry money) with him during game time. Claude was a diehard Chiefs Fan and could not be interrupted during the games. Claude was a true confidant, he was non-judgmental, caring, and loving.
Claude’s hobbies included starting his day with a huge cup of coffee, smoking cigars, playing the lottery, maintaining a vast coin collection (WHEW!). He loved playing board and card games and was a self-proclaimed Scrabble champion (he was known to be a walking encyclopedia when he was a teenager). He treasured being there for everyone that he loved.
Preceded in death by Nancy Ann Theresa Fantroy & Claude Hurst Fantroy Sr (parents); Maurice Camilla Fantroy (sister); James and Nellie Miles & Leon and Hattie Fantroy (grandparents); Damarion Wood (great nephew), Adrianna Alexus (Alexi) Whalen (great niece), and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Claude Hurst Fantroy III (son); Jacari Fantroy & Asher Mora (grandchildren); D’Lita Parker (partner); Candace/Theodore Dorsey, Darren/Kathy Fantroy, Claudia/George Mosley, & Denise Fantroy (siblings/in-laws); Linda Fantroy (exwife); Dominique/Tina, Jennifer/Antonio, Tameca, Sean/Kevin, Conesha/Twan, Kyleisha/Lauren, G’Tavius/Brittnee, Da’Vesha, Javionus, Devonei, Kandise & Divinity (nephews & nieces).
Claude was a father figure to: Peyton Parker, Chelsea Flowers, Justin McNeil and Kyle Kobel.
Claude was also survived by a host of great nieces and nephews, aunt and uncles, cousins, and friends.
Services for Claude will be Sunday March 6th, 2022, at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri 64133. His Visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. His Funeral Service will start at 1:00 PM.
If you plan on coming to the service, his family has requested everyone to wear a mask. If you don’t have one the funeral home will provide you with one. If you are unable to make it to his services, you may view Claude’s service by clicking on this link https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1646189704170074 Claude’s live streaming service will start at 1:00 PM.
If you would like to send flowers you can have them delivered to the funeral home the Saturday (March 5th) before, or the day of the service at 10:00 AM.