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Jeremy Shane Sullivan 47 of Belton Missouri, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family in Archie Missouri. Jeremy was born on June 5th 1974 in Cape Girardeau Missouri to Elaine (Tompkins) Robb and Aubry “Bunky” Sullivan. Jeremy was the perfect child from the day he was born he was a gift of nature. Jeremy laughed a lot as a child. He was smart, mindful and well mannered. Jeremy was quiet growing up; he always managed to entertain himself and find something new to learn. In 1987 Elaine Tompkins married Kenneth Robb at which point 13 year old Jeremy gained two older brothers, a younger sister and a father figure. Ken took Jeremy under his wing immediately and taught him how to hunt and fish. These trades quickly became some of Jeremy’s favorite pastimes. The first fishing trip Jeremy went on he got a treble hook caught in his leg, and of all of the places Ken could think of to have it removed he decided to have the local bait shop remove it! When Jeremy went hunting for the first time he waited all day to find a deer and just before dark when he was ready to give up he spotted a doe and was able to take it down. Jeremy was resilient when he wanted something he always made it happen!
When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up his dream was to become a Pool Shark.Jeremy had an incredible work ethic. For his first job he worked at RC’s in Martin City Mo. Everyone there loved him and how hard he always worked. When he left RC’s he continued in the restaurant industry for a while and worked at The Family Cabin where he made many more friends. Jeremy loved learning new trades and after his stint in the restaurant business went on to learn how to install roofing with Steve Krekovich, flooring at Kenney’s Tile and SVB. Jeremy loved his job at SVB and made many friends he would consider family. He loved his job and enjoyed learning new things about the flooring industry daily. Jeremy married his high school sweetheart Tracy Thomas. Together in 1998 they had a son Taylor Shane on July 28th. They enjoyed watching him grow and learn new things daily. In 2002 on April 3rd they welcomed a daughter Olivia Rae. They enjoyed raising their children together. Life pulled Jeremy and Tracy in separate directions but they always kept their children at the heart of everything they did.
On June 13th 2015 Jeremy married the love of his life Ruthie (Foss) Sullivan and like a scene straight from the Notebook, they sealed their marriage with a kiss then it started to pour rain. When Jeremy and Ruthie wed in 2015 they vowed with Tracy to always raise their children together and make them top priority. Together Jeremy and Ruthie enjoyed spending their time with friends and family. They shared a love of fishing, beer and bonfires. They traveled many places together, some of those places include Colorado, Texas, Wyoming and Las Vegas. Jeremy enjoyed watching his children grow to be the incredible human beings they’ve become and knows they will do incredible things in the future. Jeremy was baptized on July 26th 2020 in front of many witnesses. It was a ground shaking experience! Jeremy was a remarkable man who fought cancer with everything he had and went home to be pain free with the lord on January 5th 2022.
Jeremy is preceded in death by: Aubry “Bunky” Sullivan (Father), Hazel Sullivan (Grandmother), Clyde and Olivia (Robertson) Tompkins(Grandparents) and Dorthy and John Robb (Grandparents)
Jeremy is survived by: Kenneth and Elaine (Tompkins) Robb, Ruthie (Foss) Sullivan, Tracy(Thomas) Cincola, Olivia Sullivan , Taylor Sullivan (Sam Sawka), Steve (Monica) Robb, Krissy (Mike) Revert, John (Jamie) Robb, Troy Sullivan, Terri Sullivan Rodgers and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles that he loved very much.
Visitation will be held, Tuesday January 11th at 10 am followed by an 11am, Celebration of life at Lifequest Church, 1400 N Scott Ave Belton, MO 64012. Graveside service immediately following at Mt Moriah Cemetery South, 1057 Holmes RD Kansas city Mo 64131. After the Graveside service we will gather at Lifequest to share a meal and memories
Everyone is welcome!
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that any donations be made to The American Cancer Society to help further research and save lives.