Ronnie Eugene Gibson

Ronnie Eugene Gibson, 51 of Raytown, Missouri passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2024 in a horrific car accident shattering and forever changing the lives of his family.

Ronnie E. Gibson was born April 2, 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Growing up in Raytown, Missouri with his father Jack E. Gibson, mother Dorothy Gibson (Lute), along with his sisters, The Gibson Girls: Happy Sparks of Bates City, MO; Diana (Stormy) Rinehart of Buckner, MO and Michele Kingsley of Hays, KS.

Ronnie was a homegrown daredevil, followed in suit with his father’s enthusiasm for racing. He had many seasons of racing that included BMX, motorcycles, 4-Cylinder Sprint Cars #55 and MARA Midgets in the triple nickel. He was passing on his passion for racing to his granddaughter Camii Rassley of Raytown, MO.

Ronnie was a graduate of Raytown High School.

He was raised in his father’s garage. He became a machinist and a welder at The Injun Co. Later following in his grandfather’s legacy as a lumberjack.

It is a tremendous loss to all who knew him for they all know from the moment upon his introduction the veracity of his soul, made it clear the depth of his true nature. Unadorned and unwavering, always willing to step up for anyone who fell on unfortunate times is what made his friendship such a genuine loss to all that knew him. Ronnie truly was a heart of gold.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his father Jack E. Gibson, and four grandparents.

He is survived by the love of his life Tammy Plott of Raytown, MO; his mother Dorothy Gibson (Lute) of Raytown, MO; three sisters Happy Sparks and husband Danny Sparks of Bates City, MO and their four children Stephen Sparks of Lexington, MO; Amy Harr of Suvanna, MO; Jacqueline Riley of Bates City, MO; and Aryanna Sparks of Bates City, MO; Diana (Stormy) Rinehart of Buckner, MO and her two children Hanna Gibson of Kansas City, MO and Zachariah Rinehart of Buckner, MO; Michele Kinglsey and husband Chris Kingsley of Hays, KS and their children Crystal Cain of Raytown, MO; Alyssa Cunningham of Ellis, KS; and Brandon Kingsley of Ellis, KS; Tammy’s children Micael Plott of Belton, MO; Matthew Plott of Kansas City, MO; Mariha Plott of Raytown, MO and his granddaughter Cammii Rassley, who was his pride and joy.

You were a prayer answered and one of the greatest gifts we have ever been blessed with.

Visitation will be 2pm, followed by a Celebration of Life at 3pm, Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133. A dinner will follow at 4pm at the Knights of Columbus, 5101 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, MO 64133.


  1. Kathy Cunningham on February 6, 2024 at 5:54 pm

    To the Gibson Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest thoughts and prayers to you all 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Steve and Kathy Cunningham and Family

  2. David Langford on February 6, 2024 at 6:29 pm

    Praying for you all. Thank you Ronnie for all the crazy memories and teaching me a lot of stuff I shouldn’t have learned at such a young age but damnit I wouldn’t change a thing! Love you brother. Rest easy

  3. Kathy Huntington on February 6, 2024 at 9:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.

  4. Caroline Crouthers-Case on February 7, 2024 at 8:48 am

    Sending my condolences to you all; May God keep you close during this time and in the months and years to come. May tears turn into memories with laughter. Think of the good stories. Many hugs.

  5. Heather Ellis on February 7, 2024 at 10:04 am

    Ronnie you and Tammy helped me when I was down saved me when I was lost and never judged me you save my dog and was a friend to me when i had none i will never forget how your laugh was contagious you are missed my friend watch over us and rest in peace.

  6. Lillian Underwood on February 7, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    I love and miss you uncle Ronnie!!! I can’t believe that your not here anymore. I know your heart of gold and stubbornness self is watching over all of us!!! I’ll never forget everything that you did for me always made sure I was safe!!! I love you!!!!

  7. William porter on February 7, 2024 at 5:53 pm

    This is unfortunate. He is like a uncle to me. If you need anything let me know my you try and find peace

  8. Dave Scott on February 8, 2024 at 4:14 am

    My condolences to the family and friends, may they find peace and comfort knowing he is with the lord in heaven. Though we mourn the loss here on earth, there is a joyous reunion in heaven. He is now at peace.

  9. LINDA LOU THOMAS on February 9, 2024 at 12:48 pm

    my condolence to you and your family, to your mother Dorothy, love you forever

  10. William peavey on February 9, 2024 at 10:06 pm

    Ronnie we go so far back from going to the races with you a dick to building circle track bikes , jumping the creek on mini bikes . To racing go carts and dick would be at the finish line with boxing gloves and refereeing till we was done . because he knew we was gonna be fighting.. Those was the good times. My best memories all have you in it . My dad was gonna whip us that time for drinking his whiskey and told us to go pick out a belt and we came back with the belt to his robe . We laughed till we couldn’t breath . We did that alot all the way till last week.. I remember you saying to me one night in the grand stand we was gonna be friends till the end … Well you was right . I’m angry .. I’m sad and I’m confused why it’s like this but I know where you are for sure you was cut From a different cloth and they don’t make that kind anymore . I know your place in heaven was secured long ago . You helped anyone and cared for everyone . And couldn’t walk past a animal with out say hello.. till we meet again my friend . …

  11. Shannon on February 10, 2024 at 10:43 am

    Prayers to u all . This is so sad so young still. I’m gonna miss bugging you when I would get stumped on my Hondas. OR trucks. Had alot of good laughs thru the years I can hear that laugh still. Ull be missed forsure. See u on the other side.

  12. Kara on February 10, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    Ronnie you will be greatly missed. I am truly so sorry. Prayers and condolences to the family.

  13. Mindy on February 12, 2024 at 3:11 am

    So sorry for your loss my prayers to u all. Ronnie was a great person and friend. U will be truly missed. Till we meet again my friend RIP.

  14. Yuri an Sheldon on April 5, 2024 at 5:15 pm

    So sorry for your loss Ronnie was a great guy you will be missed friend

  15. A random stranger on May 5, 2024 at 10:34 am

    I am but a random stranger, however I just passed Ronnie’s memorial and reading all the stories and comments and everything that is public that you’re able to read, he sounds like a great guy and you guys really loved him very much and I am so sorry for your loss.

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