Douglas Bradley Shutt, 70, left us for his next great adventure on June 13th at Northland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, probably still haggling over the price of his hospital gown. Born on 10/25/1952, he reached the ripe age of 70 before deciding it was time to check out.
Douglas Shutt wore many hats – loving father, devoted friend, and professional "wheeler dealer" extraordinaire. Hailing from Kansas City, Kansas, he learned the ropes of hard work from his parents, Thomas and Luba Shutt, along with the fine art of finding a bargain.
Douglas leaves behind his son Ryan Shutt and his wife Angela, as well as their daughter Sami. He also leaves behind his daughter Nicole Serafine, her husband Andy, and their mini-army of three – Kennedy, Ainsley, and Hudson. His family is not just a legacy, but also a testament to his knack for raising a clan that's as energetic as his famous flea market adventures.
In the annals of memories, Douglas will be forever known as "the wheeler dealer" and "the van man". You'd find him anywhere from flea markets to garage sales, always on the lookout for the hidden gems that could turn a quick profit. If anyone could strike up a deal with a yard gnome, it was him.
But Douglas was more than just a man with a keen eye for a bargain; he was a walking sunshine dispenser. That infectious smile of his could light up a room even on the gloomiest of days.
We will celebrate the life and times of Douglas Shutt on August 18th at Oakridge Memory Gardens (18301 E. Salisbury Rd, Independence, MO 64056). In the spirit of his giving heart, the family kindly suggests sending donations to Joy Meadows - Foster Care Services (joymeadows.org)
As we bid adieu to Douglas Shutt, we know he's probably haggling for a prime spot in heaven's flea market, ready to wheel and deal for the most glorious cloud. His memory will live on through laughter, stories, and the countless lives he touched with his unique brand of charm.
"Here's to a life well-lived and bargains aplenty. We love you dad!"