Terry Lee Wolf
July 11, 1947 - Aug. 4, 2014
Terry Lee Wolf, 67, of Kansas City, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Corner Brook Place in Kansas City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, immediately following. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his ex-wife, Jessie Brown, and her two sons, Michael Smith and Robert Smith, all of Kansas City.
Terry was born July 11, 1947, in Jackson County, the son of Carl E. and Donna L. (Mahaffey) Koonce. He was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mahaffey. He was a graduate of North Kansas City High School.
Terry was a very private person and he was not particularly fond of his childhood nor proud of his younger years. He did work at the railroad for a few years, in his early 20s, but it’s not something he would particularly want to be remembered by. He told numerous stories and experiences to the boys as they grew up and was a colorful man by anyone’s standard. He was able to elicit feelings, both good and bad, from all that had the pleasure or misfortune of meeting him. He raised Michael and Robert from an early age and has been the single most influential person in their lives to date.
Terry also owned and operated Wolf’s Stump Removal Company and owned a Christmas tree farm at one point. He attended Strasburg Baptist Church in Strasburg. He loved fly fishing. Terry enjoyed a number of activities such as riding his Harley and restoring historic vehicles, which he shared with both family and his friends over the years.
Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.