Robert Duane Priddy

Robert Priddy, 49, Belton, MO, passed away on January 6, 2015 after a courageous battle with stage IV lung cancer. Robert was born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 19, 1965. He was the youngest of five children. From a young age, Robert was an automobile enthusiast. He was passionate about automobiles and everything that made them run. As a young boy, he followed like-minded neighbors every time he heard the hood pop. (Thanks for your patience).  His career led him to work for several prominent dealerships in Kansas City and in specialty shops around Kansas City. His last job was with JT Winfrey Auto Service/Don Fulghum Automotive Care in Grandview, Missouri. He was very proud of the work he accomplished.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Gary H. Priddy.  He is survived by his daughter, Taylor, Wichita, KS. He is also survived by his mother, Shirley Ricketts, Belton, MO, his siblings, Cheri Edwards (Dee), Leawood, KS, Kathy Kephart (Bill), Albuquerque, NM, Jamie Logan (Mike),Belton, MO, G. David Priddy (Lisa), Belton, MO and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his best friend, Tim Elliott (Robin), Raymore, MO.

The family would like to extend special thanks Ashley, Dustin and Heartland Hospice for the excellent care given to Robert over the last few weeks of his life. Robert’s sisters and brother would like to extend their fondest gratitude to their mother, Shirley Ricketts, for her loving care over the last 1 ½ years.

A celebration of Robert’s life will take place Saturday, January 10th, between 2-4 p.m. at Shirley Ricketts home. Family and friends are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Heartland Hospice, 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 180, Kansas City, MO 64131.


  1. Jim and Stephanie Cannaday on January 7, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers. Please let us know if we can be of any help.

    God Bless,

    Jim and Steph

  2. Lenny DeLucie on January 7, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Robert was my roommate and good friend in Wichita. A lot of good memory’s. He will always be remembered

  3. Bob&Sylvia on January 9, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with all the family. God bless you all.
    Bob & Sylvia

  4. Betty Ballard on January 9, 2015 at 9:26 am

    My sincere sympathy for your great loss! Robert’s smile always gave me a lift when I went into J.T.’s or Don’s. I will truly miss him.

  5. Rick & Nancy Pretz on January 9, 2015 at 9:37 am

    We are deeply saddened by the news of Robert’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Rick & Nancy Pretz

  6. Peggy Smiley on January 9, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Shirley I was so sadden when I herd of your and your children’s loss of Bobby. I remember the great love he gave you all.

  7. Richard and Nina Snyder on January 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Shirley: We are so sorry for you loss. Our children aren’t suppose to go before us. Know you and the family are in our prayers. You are one of the most loving and caring person we know. We love you.

  8. Lisa Dannahower (Fellner) on January 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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