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Gerry Dean Stidham, age 64, of Higginsville, MO, passed away June 26th at Promise Hospital of Overland Park.
A graveside service will be held at 10am Friday July 2, 2021 at Mount Washington Cemetery in Independence, MO.
Mr. Stidham was born on June 3rd 1957 in Kansas City, MO. He retired from Jack Cooper Transport after driving for them for 31 years. Gerry had a passion for music and enjoyed listening to and playing music. He also loved muscle cars and enjoyed working on them and watching them race.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Freeman and Bessie Stidham, his brothers Joseph and Perry Stidham and Wayne Floyd. Survivors include his son, Russell Stidham of Odessa, MO, his daughter, Michelle King of Blue Springs MO, and six grandchildren.
If you plan to attend the graveside service, please use the Truman Road entrance to Mount Washington Cemetery.
Earl Knapp Jr. says
My thoughts and prayers are with Gerry’s family and friends and all that knew and loved him in this sad time. Gerry was a good friend of mine. We haven’t seen each other for a while because we were so far apart but we chatted often with Facebook and Messenger. Gerry would often send me songs and music he thought I would like. And would also send me pictures of different guitars he had acquired. Years back when he still played steel guitar he had came out several times and played with my band. We had so much fun when he and Marty Guenther and I would just all get to play together. I remember one night I was playing a fast rock tune and Gerry was getting into it and actually pushed his seat back and jumped up and was playing his steel standing up and acting like Jerry Lee Lewis really getting into it! He was just so much fun. I will miss him so much as will so many others. Farewell my dear friend and you Rest In Peace until we meet again. ???????