Timothy E. Clore

Tim was born September 2, 1948 in Rockford, Illinois.  He was the oldest of three sons for Raymond and Peggy Clore.

He graduated from Raytown High School in 1966 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1975. 

Tim honorably served his country in the Navy from 1970 to 1974 and continued in the Naval Reserve until retirement age. 

Tim loved music and history.  Among his passions were listening to the famous tenors, including Luciano Pavarotti.  Opera and classical music were also favorite hobbies.   

Tim loved God and his church family.  He tried his best to serve where he could, and to always be positive in his approach to life and others.  He enjoyed singing in the church choir and participating in pageants put on at church. He was an active participant in singles activities and loved to dance.

Tim is survived by two younger brothers, Stephen Clore and Raymond Clore Jr., his uncle Herbert Roberts, Jr., and his aunt Marilyn McGuire, along with many nieces and nephews.  

Visitation 6-7 PM, funeral 7 PM, Thurs., Feb. 9, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Highway, Raytown, Mo. Graveside services 1 PM, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Missouri State Cemetery in Higginsville, 20109 Bus. Highway 13, Higginsville, Mo.


  1. Larry DeHues on February 6, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Tim has been such a good friend ever since participating in music together in High School. I remember his 18th surprise birthday party that his Mom planned. We even took a trip to the Ozarks together one summer. He used to come over to our home in Raytown after my wife and I were married just to sit and watch TV. We moved away and have not seen him for several years except while attending Raytown Baptist on return visits. We received cards and shared phone calls over the years with many during last several months. I am very sad tonight, but so thankful to have been able to discuss his future in heaven with him. He knew where he was going and was not afraid at all. I’m thankful he is now so happy and free from pain. It was wonderful to hear that he was not alone in the hospital. We wish we could make the trip to KC but we are taking care of my 93 yr. old mother in our home in Michigan. My wife and I are looking forward to seeing Tim again one day. Please know that we are praying for his brothers and their families and will be thinking of all of you on Thursday. ~ In His Love, Larry & Lorraine DeHues

  2. Deb Lail on February 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I will miss your smile and your zest for life… You never gave up even when you were diagnosed with cancer.. It doesn’t seem real to me right now… I just saw you 2 weeks ago and you seemed like things were going well.. I will keep your family in my prayers..

  3. Don Davidson on February 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I will always remember Tim for his sharp mind and command of several languages. Althougth he was an active member and volunteer at First Baptist, Raytown, he was also regular at various singles events at the Church of the Resurrection, Leawood. In fact, we would often meet at a nearby Chick fil A for dinner prior to a church event and discuss trivia stuff or Bible meanings. Also, he was always ready to join me and some others to go to a KC Royals game. I admired his courage in the midst of his struggle with cancer. He is already missed. See you on the other side, my friend. RIP

  4. Angela LaVallie Tinsley on February 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I knew Tim through the Singles Ministry at Resurrection several years ago – weekly gatherings, dances, and a couple of trips. He was such a kind man and always had a smile on his face. Sending up prayers for God’s peace and love to surround his family at this time

  5. Michelle Kirby on February 8, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I have great memories of Tim through the Singles Ministry at Resurrection of which he was an active member. I will always remember his kindness and willingness to help. I admired his courage in his battle with cancer. My prayers go out to his family that you would all have comfort in this time of loss in knowing that Tim is now fully healed and united with Christ.

  6. Kay King on February 9, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Tim was a member of our Singles Sunday morning class at Church of the Resurrection. He was a great man of faith and will be missed. His faith was an example for all of us.

  7. Reverend Cheryl Jefferson Bell on February 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I submitted this at another site but wanted to copy this here:

    On behalf of the Singles Ministry at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS, we wish to send our condolences to the family of Tim Clore and the congregation of First Baptist Raytown. We are so sorry for the loss of Tim. We will miss him from our fellowship of singles, which Tim had participated in for many years. Although he fellowshipped with us, his loyalty has always been to his home church. From Thursday Care Nights, Friday Singles Game Night and other activities, we will miss Tim dearly. Most of all, we are grateful for the witness of his faith in God! All through his struggle with cancer, his faith did not waver and his witness became stronger. He always looked up, even in the down times. He believed God had a purpose for him. Witnessing his faith in action was amazing and a testimony to how God sustains us and keeps us, in the ups and downs of life.

    We pray that God will provide Comforting Mercies for all who will miss Tim. Especially to his family, by blood and of the church, we thank you for sharing him with us.

    Scripture tells us that weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning. Surely, Tim is rejoicing, with no more pain, no more cancer. May God bless us and keep us with good memories of our brother Tim and amazing faith!

  8. Diandra on February 15, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Alinfzaam-ikaormataon found, problem solved, thanks!

  9. Ally on February 16, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Good point. I hadn’t thhogut about it quite that way. 🙂

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