The Obit For Dick Peery

Richard D. Peery

Published in Kansas City Star on December 26, 2010

Richard D. Peery, 61, of Kingsville, MO, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2010 at his home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 28, at Royer Funeral Home, Grain Valley; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, preceding the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Johnson County Missouri Hospice.

Richard was born November 2, 1949 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Dean & Billie (Carter) Peery. He married Jeri D. Pearson on January 13, 1983.

Richard played baseball in the Minor Leagues for the Minnesota Twins from 1969 to 1971. He was a member of the Heavy Equipment Operators Union, Local 101, and Laborers Union Locals 264 & 1290. He enjoyed and took great pride in his work. He also loved to make people laugh.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Dean Peery.

His survivors include his wife of 27 years, Jeri Peery, of the home; two sons, Jared Peery, of Independence, and Weston Peery & wife, Amy, of Lee's Summit; his mother, Billie Peery, of Independence; two brothers, Harold Peery, of Independence, and Howard Peery & wife, Evelyn, of Kansas City; two grandchildren, Katelyn Peery & J. D. Peery; two nephews, Aaron Peery & Jeffrey Hammer; and one niece, Brooke Bartholomew.

Arr.: Royer Funeral Home, (816) 847- 4441.