Kris Glenn Woodard “Woody”

Kris Glenn Woodard “Woody”, 51, of Independence, MO passed away on September 27, 2013 at his home in Independence, MO after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  He was born June 29, 1962 in Kansas City to Ruby Kitts (Woodard), of Independence, MO and Theodore Woodard, of Atlanta, GA.

He is survived by his mother Ruby Kitts, his father Ted Woodard and stepmother Olive Woodard, his sister Kim (Woodard) Angotti, his nephew Sam Angotti, and two stepsisters, Lesa Francis and Linda Evans and their families.  He is also survived by his furchildren Dewey and Roscoe.  He was preceded in death by his furchildren Max and Petey, who will rest with him for eternity.  He will be greatly missed by his many, many friends.

Kris attended CMSU in Warrensburg, MO from 1981-1983.  From a young age, he loved restoring and racing muscle and vintage cars.  He was a talented carpenter and gifted craftsman.  Woody worked many years at Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, as well as other entertainment establishments.  He possessed an amazing passion for animal rescue and rehabilitation, specifically pit bull advocacy.

Kris gave selflessly of his time and talents to both his family and friends, and will be remembered for his gifts of kindness, compassion and integrity.  He was loved and respected for his many opinions; although sometimes wrong, he was never uncertain.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Truman Medical Center and Crossroads Hospice for the compassionate and generous care they provided, as well as his many loyal friends who were continuously by his side.

Memorial services will be held at Heartland, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133 on Thursday, October 10th at 7:00pm, with visitation to follow.  There will also be a celebration of his life at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main, Kansas City, MO on Sunday, October 13th at 4:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Woody’s memory to Dogs by Debin,

“What you manifest is before you.”


  1. Pearl on October 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    May you be eternally safe, protected and loved in God’s Heaven.

  2. Steve Russell on October 4, 2013 at 4:32 am

    On ! to BIGGER and BETTER things, my loyal and GOOD friend.

  3. Glen Hockemeier on October 4, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you Woody for the joy you brought to my life and the world. Until we meet again my dearest friend.

  4. Jeff Stacy on October 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Kris passing. I worked with Kris in the automotive industry back in the 80’s and 90’s. God speed Kris you will be missed.

  5. chris watkins on October 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    very sad. RIP.

  6. Sherry on December 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    To Kris’ family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’ve known Kris for about ten years, he was a good friend, and I greatly respected him. He will certainly be missed by many.

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