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Jack Oliver Spicer, Jr.

Jack Oliver Spicer, Jr.

July 1, 1953 — August 10, 2021

Jack Oliver "Butch" Spicer, Jr., 68, of the Kansas City Northland, went to be with his Lord on August 10, 2021, at NorthCare Hospice House.

Jack was born July 1, 1953, in Reno, Nevada, the son of Jack Oliver and Norma Jean (Dobson) Spicer. He grew up in Decatur, Illinois. He was united in marriage to Barbara Walker Brunner in April, 1987. Jack worked many years in the roofing industry.

Jack's passions included tennis and in later years Wheelchair Tennis where he competed and was an award winner in the 2015 and 2016 US Open Wheelchair Tennis matches. He also taught Wheelchair Tennis to others. Jack was a gentle giant. With his big, booming voice, he always had a story to tell and knew no stranger.

Survivors include step-daughters, Michelle Gaddie (Steven deceased) and Rebecca Knight (Richard); grandchildren, Brittany Collins, Justin Collins, Kyle Middaugh and Kaira Peltier (Deven); great grandchildren, Devaira and Huntley; siblings, David Spicer (Lynn) and Nancy Spicer; as well as nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Graveside services for Jack and his wife Barbara (who passed away October 18, 2021) will be held at 11:00 am Friday, October 22, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, MO.

Service Information

Graveside services for Jack and his wife Barbara (who passed away October 18, 2021) will be held at 11:00 am Friday, October 22, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, MO.

Jack Oliver Spicer, Jr.'s Guestbook

I just learned of Jack’s passing or as I called him Butchie from our old Imboden Drive neighborhood in Decatur, Illinois. We were neighbors for a few years. I caught up with him a few years on Facebook. He was a great and kind guy. I will miss our talks on FB. May God Bless you Butch!

Sally Jorgensen Oldham

Enjoyed working with Jack. A great guy that embraced everything he did. Loved listening to his stories. He will be greatly missed.

Cindy Engelman

Am both sad and also understanding in regards to the private services for Jack. There would be no venue large enough to hold everyone who got the chance to know Jack. A great loss for everyone. Not goodbye just see you soon.

Taylor Graham

We will miss seeing Jack’s smile & wave and conversations about all things. He welcomed us as new neighbors and will be remembered! May Light Perpetual Shine on Jack.

Susan & Glenn Bray

Jack was one of the friendliest, kindest, smartest, toughest, most generous men I ever met. I am proud to have known him.

Jack McDonald

It was great to have known Jack, he had a lot of knowledge to share about roofing and life in general. Will never be forgotten!

Danny Boyle III

In my heart and mind you will be missed. It was a blessing to know you!

Louis Lambert

Great guy, in business he always treated folks fair. I can say, I am proud to have known him! Travel well, Jack.

John Brenneman wheelchair tennis partner and good friend. Words cannot express my shock and sadness at this time. He was in such great spirits when I visited him at NKC hospital a day before surgery not long ago and was looking forward to the day he could heal and return playing tennis again! His enthusiasm for life and passion for tennis always remain a beautiful memory I will have and charish. My sincere condolences to family and friends who were lucky enough to know him.

Jeff Walker

We love you, Jack! You are greatly missed!

Michelle Gaddie

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