Oct. 21, 2013
Michael Keck, 25, of Harrisonville, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at The University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colo., surrounded by his family and love.
In our lives, we all get to make our own choices. Ultimately, those decisions are what make it our life. You are your experiences. Sometimes people go astray from what is truly important. They get wrapped up in materialistic ideals. Stop measuring people by what they own and look deeper for what they have in their heart and mind.
Learn how to love and believe in yourself before you can begin to love and lead anyone else. Be a leader not a follower. Surround yourself with the people who believe in you. With people who are willing to give everything, even when they barely have another ounce to give.
Stay competitive. That is what should drive you. Never settle for being just good enough. I fought to be the best father and teacher I could be. When we stop competing to be the best at something in life, we lose purpose.
Now that I am gone, you all better get your minds right. You just cannot give up when you feel like youre facing insurmountable odds. You have to be a FIGHTER. You have to FINISH. The only difference now is that I get to become your biggest fan.
Michael is survived by his wife, Cassandra, and son, Justin; brother, Matt, sisters, Ashley Taylor, Sarah, and Faith Silver; father, Bart, and mother, Tina Silver; grandmothers Charlotte and Donna Abney.
Michael requested his brain be donated to Boston University for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy research.
Funeral service were Oct. 26 at Harrisonville High School main gymnasium, 1504 E. Elm St., Harrisonville.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions may be made to In Memory of Michael Keck fund at Country Club Bank, 100 E. Pearl St., Harrisonville, MO 64701.
To send the family online condolences, please visit www.dickeyfh.com.
Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.