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Gene Rae Ryals Sr, 79, Independence, Missouri passed away May 11, 2017. A graveside service will be held 10:30 AM, Monday, May 15, 2017 at Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and/or Crossroads Hospice.
Gene was born August 21, 1937 in DesMoines, Iowa. He served in the US Navy for four years. Gene was a crane operator for 33 years for Belger Cartage Service. He will be remember for his love of clean cars. Gene loved NASCAR and enjoyed watching the races on Sunday’s.
He was preceded in death by; parents and sister, Dona Roach. Survivors include; wife of 60 years, Jackie, of the home; son & daughter, Gene Rae Ryals, Jr & his wife, Brenda, Independence, Missouri; daughter, Angela Cox, Blue Springs, Missouri; daughters & sons-in-law, Barbara & John Farrand, Independence, Missouri, Tracy & Robert Goodson, North Port, Florida; brother, Dean Ryals, Peculiar, Missouri; sister, Debbie Barnard, Raytown, Missouri; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.