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Neitzey, Tarl C.

Neitzey, Tarl C.

May 2, 1972 — January 23, 2022

Tarl Christopher Neitzey was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey on May 2, 1972. He passed away in Kansas City, Missouri on January 23, 2022, after battling coronavirus pneumonia for 24 days.

His mom recalls his favorite teddy bear. He carried it with him everywhere, along with a cowboy hat he loved so much, he wore it even after throwing it in the toilet. Tarl’s family moved to Kansas City when he was five. He always loved visits with his grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins in Texas and Oklahoma.

Tarl and Gina met at Kansas City Baptist Temple at high school summer camp. Over the next four years they cultivated a friendship that grew into love. They knew God had put them together, and in 1995 they were married. Throughout their 26 years of marriage, they faithfully ministered together in premarital counseling, leading small group Bible studies, going on mission trips, discipling, hosting international students, and many other opportunities God presented to share the love of Christ.

Children are an heritage from the Lord, and Tarl and Gina were blessed with three of them. Being only a year and a half apart from each other, Daniel, Elisa and Rebekah Neitzey became very close. Tarl was an adventurous and fun father who loved to teach his kids life lessons. He often taught in the moment by bringing them alongside as he worked and played.

Some of Tarl’s favorite things included backpacking, camping, cycling, online gaming with friends, nerdy games, gardening, spending time with family and friends, cooking and renovating with his kids. He also appreciated a fine bourbon. His creativity shined through when he planned meticulous scavenger hunts, parties, landscape design and romantic getaways.

Tarl and Gina made a tradition of bringing rocks home from their travels. Recently Tarl had started a rock garden for Gina so she would have a place for their special rocks. If you would like to add to Tarl’s Memorial Rock Garden, feel free to bring a small rock, plain or decorated, and leave it at the visitation or get it to Gina later.

Tarl touched so many lives in such a short time on this earth. He made the most unlikely connections with people which produced lasting friendships. People knew they could be their true selves around Tarl because his love was unconditional. Not everyone caught onto his sarcastic humor, but he always knew how to make those closest to him laugh.

Preceded in death by grandparents John & Ruth Chambers and Almous & Coleta McMurry; and nephew, Jayden Neitzey. Survived by wife, Gina Neitzey; children, Daniel Neitzey, Elisa Neitzey, and Rebekah Neitzey; parents, Mike & Chris Neitzey and Gary & Sharon Hart; and brother, Tim Neitzey; along with countless extended family and friends.

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Visitation — 9:30-11:00am
Funeral Service — 11:00-Noon
Living Faith, 1121 SW Hook Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082

The Funeral Service will have live streaming available at this link http://youtu.be/s95WugXXt6A

Followed by Private Interment — 2:30pm
Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138

Contributions — Tarl participated in mission trips to Nepal in 2009 and 2011 to share the message of Jesus Christ with the people of Nepal, and to visit the Hope Family orphanage, which he and Gina support financially. This organization takes in children who are abandoned, adopts them, and teaches them the Word of God. You can visit “Hope Family Orphans Nepal” on Facebook for their story. If you would like to give, visit mbtkc.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving and select "Nepal Hope Orphanage."

Service Information

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Visitation — 9:30-11:00am
Funeral Service — 11:00-Noon
Living Faith, 1121 SW Hook Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082

The Funeral Service will have live streaming available at this link http://youtu.be/s95WugXXt6A

Followed by Private Interment — 2:30pm
Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138

Contributions — Tarl participated in mission trips to Nepal in 2009 and 2011 to share the message of Jesus Christ with the people of Nepal, and to visit the Hope Family orphanage, which he and Gina support financially. This organization takes in children who are abandoned, adopts them, and teaches them the Word of God. You can visit “Hope Family Orphans Nepal” on Facebook for their story. If you would like to give, visit mbtkc.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving and select “Nepal Hope Orphanage.”

Neitzey, Tarl C.'s Guestbook

I give You All my DEEPEST SYMPATHY, which I know will not help much, but you may have ALL I HAVE TO GIVE

Evelyn Case

I worked with Tarl a few years and was blessed to know him and consider him my friend. I kept in contact with him well after our work tenure together. When I first met Tarl, I found it hard to call him 'Tarl' as I had never met an individual with that name and the closest moniker I was familiar with was Carl. One day I mistakenly called him 'K-Tarl', trying to correct my pronunciation of the name. The nickname stuck and many of us that worked at the company continued to address Tarl as Ktarl. He was a great sport and would answer to the new nickname not being offended in any way. He and I had a greeting every morning that many would consider offensive. I cannot quote it here, but it was us, very funny and always done with love. I will miss you Ktarl.

Jack Quick

My family and I are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Words cannot fill the grief you feel. Eventually the great memories will bring a smile to you. I pray the good Lord will comfort you all. With much love. Darlene Hunsinger, The Royer family and the Dolan family.

Darlene Hunsinger

May Gods grace, comforting love and peace cover your hearts!

LaShonda Brown

Tarl was truly a great brother in Christ. I remember living in Westport and it was fairly soon after they got married and they lived right down the street. I was a single woman with a roommate and I remember he came running over one night (I think with a ball bat) when we were so scared cuz someone was trying to open our door. Tarl was one of the most honest, true of people I’ve ever known. The world was better to have known him. Gina, bittersweet. You and your family are in my prayers. With all my heart. Hugs your way. Blessings to you.

Amy Abraham

I remember Tarl as a young man in his early 20's at KCBT. His company was always delightful. If the eyes are truly the window to the soul, just look at his eyes! Piercing and beautiful and they draw you in. Hate to see him go this young, but heaven just couldn't wait for him any longer. My prayers are for Gina and his children; Gary and Sharon; and of course Tim. May the comfort of God fill you with the lasting love of Tarl for the rest of your lives here on earth! God Bless you all...

Bruce Murphy

What an amazing solid Godly man. Loved by all who knew him. I will continue to pray for Gina and all the family. Love and prayers to all.

Lily Smith

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