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Gregory Christy

Gregory Allen Christy

Sunday, June 23rd, 1935 - Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Obituary

Gregory “Greg” Allen Christy, of Independence, MO, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019. He was born in Warrensburg, MO to Elizabeth and Curtis Christy on June 23, 1935. Greg was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Christy; parents; and infant son. Survivors include his three sons, David (Brenda) Blue Springs, Kevin (Cathy) Lee’s Summit; and Robert (Lisa) of Springfield, MO; eight grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.
Greg earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Central Missouri University and spent his teaching career in the Independence School District, Fort Osage School District and the final years at the Metropolitan Community Colleges, retiring in 1992. Favorite activities included flying small planes, boating, scuba diving, square dancing, camping, and traveling the USA and the world, including South America, China, Fiji, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Ireland, Hawaii, Alaska, and the Caribbean. As a volunteer, he served at the Truman Home Office and at the 1855 Jail & Marshal’s Home Museum.
Visitation will be held from 9-10am on Monday, January 6, 2020, with a memorial service following at 10am, both at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St. Independence, MO 64055. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church of Independence. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 6th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Monday, January 6th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    Address
    18020 E. 39th St.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64055
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, January 6th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, January 6th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    Address
    18020 E. 39th St.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64055
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Cremation

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Dick Berry

Posted at 12:32pm
Greg has been an important part of our family in many ways, such as a friend, a square dancer, teacher and a good all round friend. I last spoke with Greg around Thanksgiving at a Thanksgiving meal at St Mark's Church where we had a good visit. Most of the family we know fairly well and send our condolences to all of them. This community has lost a valuable asset in the loss of Greg, he will be missed by many.
We extend our Love and sympathy to All,
Dick and Marilin Berry
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