Raymond “Roy” Anderson

November 29, 2013 

Raymond “Roy” Anderson

Jan. 28, 1964 - Nov. 20, 2013

Raymond “Roy” LeRoy Anderson, 49, of Grandview, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City. Roy was born Jan. 28, 1964, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Carl Edward “Ed” and Dorothea Rae (Templin) Anderson, Sr., of Harrisonville. Roy attended grade school in Louisburg, Kan., Junior High and High School at Archie, graduating in 1982. Roy attended church during his school years at Archie United Methodist Church and was active in the youth group. For several years, Roy farmed with family and then provided maintenance for apartment complexes in Belton and Grandview. The past 23 years, Roy was employed at Owens Corning of Kansas City, Kan., and worked as Line Coordinator there. Roy enjoyed many years as mechanic and pit crew for late-model dirt-track racing, he also spent many hours cutting firewood, spending time with family, and working on cars.

Roy was preceded in death by grandparents Clarence LeRoy and Ruth Armilda (Harmon) Anderson of Olathe, Kan., Raymond Earl and Dorothy Jeraldine (Kitchell) Templin of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Miami County, and Kansas City, Kan., an infant son, Raymond LeRoy Anderson, II, and grandson Brian Ray Motley, II.

Roy is survived by his wife, Michelle Rena (Cox) of the home, son Jacobe LeRoy Anderson and wife Jina of Grandview, daughters, Terry Lee and husband Brian Motley of Kansas City, and Amanda Daisy Rae Anderson of Shawnee, Kan.; his parents Ed and Rae Anderson, Harrisonville, brothers, C. Edward “Junior” Anderson, Jr., and wife Rebecca (Nash), Charles Eric Anderson, Archie, and sister Pamela (Anderson) Crowden and her husband Michael of Harrisonville. The seven grandchildren are Jacobe LeRoy, II, Dalton Cole, Serenidy Blythe, Summer Rae, and Alai-lee Mary Anderson; Terry Rae Ann and Brialyn Elizabeth Motley, seven nephews, and one niece.

The services were conducted at Atkinson Chapel and Rev. Ross Fulton, of Archie United Methodist Church, officiated and also read a special letter from Rev. Charlie Reed (retired) during the service. Niece, Cari (Osborn) Highley, sang “Whispering Hope” and “I Won’t Let Go.” Casket bearers were nephews Kyle Osborn, Ryan Anderson, Noah Anderson, N. Ray Anderson, son-in-law Brian Motley and Seth Frecks. Honorary casket bearers included nephew C.E. Anderson, cousin John Anderson and friend John Ammerman. Internment was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery and Rev. Fulton gave the final message and prayer with Cari singing “Going Home.” The Archie United Methodist Church women graciously provided a meal to the family immediately following.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

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