Jerald A. Graybill

Jerald A. Graybill, Age 65, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 surrounded by his children.  Jerry was born on October 7, 1948 and resided in the Kansas City area his entire life.  He graduated from Raytown South High School in 1966.  Jerry served in the US Navy from 1967 to 1970 volunteering for two tours in Vietnam aboard the USS Sanctuary hospital ship.  Upon returning to the states, Jerry worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone in various positions and retired in 2002 as a cable splicing technician.  Jerry was predeceased by his dad, Ralph Graybill.  Survivors include his mother, Bernice Graybill, Raytown; daughters Brooke Graybill, Lee’s Summit; Ashley Graybill, Oak Grove; sons Marshall Graybill, Lee’s Summit; Cody Graybill (Nichole), Kansas City; brother, Jim Graybill (Sandi), Lee’s Summit; sister Patti Wynn (Mike), Edmond, OK; and five grandchildren Myron, Jackson, Tyson, Clayton and Madison.  Jerry loved all types of music, but especially jazz and blues, and had many friends in the jazz community in Kansas City.  One of his favorite pastimes was listening to KKFI radio.  A memorial service will be held in July on a date and location to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to non-profit KKFI Community Radio via the website at or at KKFI, PO Box 32250, Kansas City, MO 64171.   Please note in comments your donation is in memory of Jerry Graybill.

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  1. Ellen (Allen) Cleland on June 26, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was one of my favorite guys at South! Saw him many times over the years. Such a sweetie. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Cannot wait to celebrate his life in July.

  2. Germaine Sarna on June 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I met Jerry only briefly when he brought a small plush toy to my granddaughter Olivian when she was three years old and lived next door to him on 57th. Apparently, this wasn’t the first time because she knew his name to say Thank You to him. In just that tiny bit of time I knew him as a good and kind man. My sincere condolences for your loss.

  3. Mary Hughes Arends on June 28, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Jerry was a favorite cable splicer in the various crews of splicers, repairmen and installers that I worked with at SWBT. A very nice guy. My sympathy to his family.

  4. Debbie DüBon Richardson on June 28, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    To all of you – Jerrys children, grandchildren, family and long time & shorter time friends, I am very sorry for your loss! What a terrific and kind man. I am very proud to have called him my friend and fortunate that he called me his friend! Just wish there were more time…fly free from pain Jerry!

  5. Stephanie Vaughn on June 30, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I am sorry for your loss. Reading in all the post everyone knows what a great person your DAD was. I walk into the VA everyday and I have good memories of him. He is on his shining star, no more pain and looking down upon us. The family as always are in my prayers.

  6. cody graybill on July 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    July 23rd wednesday at 6 pm, come celebrate Jerry’s life and honor him . Memorial will be held at Heartland Chapel in raytown, mo. 6113 blue ridge blvd 64133

  7. Jackson Eads on May 2, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    I always wish i could’ve talked to him more. hope he’s doing well now in heaven. Love you papa.

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