Gene Reiss

Gene Reiss, 79, Kingsville, Missouri, formally of Raytown, passed October 7, 2016 at his home.  A memorial gathering will be held 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Saturday, October 15th 2016 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri.

Gene was the fourth child born to George & Christine (Worsham) Reiss on August 27, 1937 in Raytown, Missouri.  He was a lifetime member of of IUOE 101, working for Nichols Construction, Purcell Construction and retiring in 1996 from Mid States Excavation. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  You would never see Gene without his boots and hat.  Gene was also known as a jokester.  In his retirement years, he enjoyed gardening, mowing his lawn and “Jack” in the afternoons.

Preceded in death by; parents and brother, George Jr.  Survivors include; companion, Connie Quick; daughters, Carla Saunders, Chelli Payne and Marilyn Young; brother, Tom Reiss; sister, Mae Beech; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


  1. Deb Reiss Link on October 8, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Very very sorry for your loss!!! Lots of great memories of myUncle Gene!!
    Love, Deb

  2. LaVita Bower on October 8, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I so sorry for your loss I have great memories of him . Love him .

  3. Carol Spear on October 8, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    So sorry for the loss of a Father,Brother,Uncle and Friend my God be with all who knew and loved Gene and give you peace that he is at rest only met a few times but was so nice like his Brother, Niece Tammy and Nephew Tom Jr. Much love. Carol Spear

  4. Lori Nicola McAfee on October 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    RIP Uncle Gene, will keep memories of your humor and pranks from my childhood.

  5. Angie Romine on October 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I’m so glad I was able to call Gene not only my neighbor but my friend for the last 5 years. We will miss him very much!

  6. Marilyn Young (Reiss) on October 9, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Rest in peace, Dad.

  7. Julie Nicola on October 10, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Rest in Peace Uncle Gene! We shared many fond memories and you will always live in my heart! God bless!!

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