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Carkeek, Terry Lee

Carkeek, Terry Lee

September 14, 1952 — August 8, 2022

Terry Lee Carkeek, 69, a lifelong Liberty resident, passed peacefully at home on August 8, 2022, surrounded by family.

Terry was born September 14, 1952, in Kansas City, MO, the younger of two children of Eldred Arthur "Ted" Carkeek and Mary Libbert Carkeek. His parents preceded him in death. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1970. Terry married his high school sweetheart, Teresa Horrocks, on February 27, 1971, in Liberty.

Terry's career with the Railroad spanned 41 years, retiring as an Engineer for Norfolk Southern Railroad in 2013. He was a faithful member of Liberty United Methodist Church, where he served on the Faith Works Team and was a member of the United Methodist Men. Terry was a fan of all sports, especially the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC and MU Tigers. He loved anything outdoors, especially fishing, camping and birds. For many years, he coached his children's soccer teams. He served in disaster recovery throughout the Midwest and fed the homeless as a board member of Never Alone. But his number one priority was his family, especially his grandchildren...they were always his babies!

Terry leaves his wife of 51 years, Teresa; children, Lance Carkeek (Kristi), Tracy Reynolds (Scott), and Tamara Walker (Kyle); grandchildren, Landon, Liam and Luke Carkeek, Lucas and Owen Reynolds, Kyleigh and Kinsley Walker; sister, Kathie Ray (Jay) and numerous nieces, nephews and their families, other family members and many friends.

Visitation will begin at 1:30 pm, followed by a service celebrating Terry's life at 3:00 pm, on Friday, August 12, at Liberty United Methodist Church, 1001 Sunset, Liberty, MO 64068. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery. Terry often mused that he would love to see red, white and blue (Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC) shirts in the congregation at his funeral. Please dress appropriately! Following the graveside service, refreshments will be served in the church's Family Life Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Never Alone, c/o Vickie McGiffin, 1512 Wellington Way, Liberty, MO 64068.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 1:30 pm, followed by a service celebrating Terry’s life at 3:00 pm, on Friday, August 12, at Liberty United Methodist Church, 1001 Sunset, Liberty, MO 64068. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery. Terry often mused that he would love to see red, white and blue (Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC) shirts in the congregation at his funeral. Please dress appropriately! Following the graveside service, refreshments will be served in the church’s Family Life Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Never Alone, c/o Vickie McGiffin, 1512 Wellington Way, Liberty, MO 64068.

Carkeek, Terry Lee's Guestbook

We will miss Terry here at the Liberty Community Center. Very sorry for your loss.

Pam Young

Terry had such a big love for his family. I’m so sorry for the Carkeek family’s tremendous loss. Praying prayers of comfort and peace for all.

Leisha Reynolds

I looked forward in seeing Terry and enjoyed our conversations when volunteering. What a wonderful heart he had for those in need.

Lori Wyrick

Praying for the Carkeek family.

Amanda and Matt Vogelsberg

I was blessed to have them in my life I remember when they started dating May God spread your wings and let's you fly.in my thoughts all of you.

Karen Calvert

I'm so sorry for the loss of your father/husband. Please accept my condolences and let me know if there's anything I can do to help during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones right now. I hope you're able to find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Kathryn Clapp

I was so saddened to hear of the loss of God in your dear husband. You have my sincere condolences, and I will keep you close in my thoughts and prayers in these coming weeks.

Cheryl Henderson

So so sorry about Terry s passing. He and Teresa had been our neighbor for seventeen years. Prayers go out to them the kids and their families. And to his sister Kathie and her husband Jay.

Arlene and Vince White

Our hearts go out to the Carkeek family in prayer. Terry and Teresa have been our friends forever. Such giving and caring people mostly when it comes to helping the less fortunate. Terry will be greatly missed but we know he is not hurting any longer. We love you guys.

Glenn and Betty Miller

So sorry that Terry passed away before his time. What a benevolent servant he was! He will be missed by his LHS classmates.

Molly Smith

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