Robert Driver

Robert Driver, 63, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was born June 17, 1954 in Kansas City, MO and is preceded in death by his parents Benjamin & Betty Driver.

“His wings were ready but our hearts were not.”

He is survived by his 2 daughters; Michelle & Jennifer Driver, son in-law David Castro, stepson Mark Tripses, 4 beautiful grandchildren; Lexis (19), Lawna (14), Landon (5) & Rylee (2), 5 brothers; Ben, Michael, Gregory, Johnnie, Patrick, & 2 Sisters; Kathy & Mishell.

Robert was a devoted father, always witty, loved his coffee, cars and always very passionate about his health. Robert was one of those guys that you couldn’t help but love and was loved by so many. Knowing Robert he was a cool, hilarious, laid back guy that loved his card games, movies and music. Also very much loved the lake, whether it be fishing or enjoying the scenery. It didn’t matter the mood, he always knew how to make everyone laugh.  His children will always remember their father as having the biggest heart of gold. Always willing to help anyone with anything without question, especially his girls. Robert was always stopping to give to the homeless, he picked up his granddaughters daily after school and he would talk to his daughters until the wee hours into the morning.

“I wish heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice one last time.”

We love you so much, you will forever remain alive in our hearts and memories. Though we are learning to live without you we still miss you so very much. It’s not goodbye but “later alligator” and have a cold one ready for us!

Illuminati…WATCH OUT!

Family would like to thank the KCFD at station 39 for all of their help and efforts during and after.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00pm, Friday February 23rd at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri. 

All are welcomed to attend and celebrate Robert’s life at the Tripses Home: 1316 SE Newberry Drive, Lees Summit, 64081.


  1. Michael Pernice on February 22, 2018 at 11:50 am

    A great soul has departed, but the memories shall never fade. Your loss is huge and I can only share your pain. May your father Rest In Peace. Just remember that love ones never go away, they are always by our side. I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Linda Bathgate on February 22, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. But always remember the good times, you have so many good memories with him. He loved you and his grandkids more than anything. Your dad would want you to celebrate. Remember his smile and the last time you all laughed together. RIP

  3. Alice Wheeler on February 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Dad always had a smile on his face. He loved you girls and the grandkids. He will be missed by all. Remember the good times.

  4. Shirley Short on February 22, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    I’m so sorry and sad to hear of Roberts passing He was a good person and fun to work with I know he loved his girls and and grand kids so much If he wasn’t talking and telling us at the lunch table how we should eat healthy he was talking about his girls I could see that his kids was his life and he loved his family so much I’m praying for you all that God would comfort you and give you a special peace as you go through this very sad time

  5. Terry and Bill Jones on February 22, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Robert you will always be in our hearts we go way back to when we was kid’s I loved chatting on the phone and Bill and I always enjoyed you coming down we was glad that you shared a couple of Thanksgiving dinners and family get togethers with us my you rest in peace you will be missed

  6. Socorro Bern thales "Sy" on February 22, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Rest in peace Robert, sorry for the loss of your father, a wonderful man to work with. May the Lord bring you peace in knowing that he is his newest angel in the good of man kind.

  7. Victoria Curtis on February 22, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I am so sorry hear of his passing. Robert was a great man to work with and always treated everyone with dignity and respect. May you all soon find peace and comfort.

  8. Shelly McCullough on February 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Sorry to hear about Robert passing he was fun to work with and yes I remember him talking about eating healthy he will be missed. Prayers to all his family.

  9. Judy Landrum on February 22, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I’m so sad to hear about Robert I work with Robert in the bindery 12 years ago I was going to move to the lake and he came and bought my tanning bed last time I seen him so sad to lose the people we know so youngRIP

  10. Beau, Betty, and kids on February 23, 2018 at 8:13 am

    We are so sorry for the loss of your father. It is never easy. Keeping your family in prayers. Love you guys!

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