Robert Neil McReynolds, Age 52, December 27, 1970 - October 23, 2023.
Mr. McReynolds is survived by his parents; Gearold Lee and Glenda Jean McReynolds of Ft. Scott, Kansas, his loving wife; Laura Jacquelyn McReynolds, his devoted son; Johnathan Kyle McReynolds, his caring daughters; Christina Lorraine McReynolds (Jim Hunt), Kayla Marie Kiser (Steve), and Courtney Nicole Blaes (Dylan). Also surviving are his wonderful Grandchildren; Lincoln Blaine Blaes, Christopher Cadence Jordan Kiser, Samantha Jean Hunt, Katherine Victoria Kiser, and Brody Lee Kiser. He is also survived by his three sisters; Betty Ihmeidan (Steve), Bonnie Freels, and Tammy Neeley (Jerry).
A Letter of Love:
Robert McReynolds: The man. The myth. The Pops. The Chief. Husband, teacher, musician, gamer extraordinaire. Teenage sweetheart and fervent Kansas City Chiefs fan, he created a legacy of love that will linger and grow for generations. Our dad built his legacy in much the same way he built many things: with two hands and determination to succeed. He built it by how he loved our mother freely and openly (often to his kids’ outraged eye rolls). He built it in the way he raised and cared for his family, in the way he taught us right from wrong, and how to stand up for ourselves and others. From middle-of-the-night math homework to baking and guitar, no matter the subject, that legacy is still alive today. He lives on in how we now share his memory with our own family and friends. Each time we sit down together to dinner or a Chiefs game, or when we play Mario Kart together, his sweet and funny reminders will follow us all the days of our lives and much, much longer. We want to extend our special thanks to those kind hearts that have supported our family in prayer these last few years, especially his family at Dodd Electric. He spent a little more than twenty years with all of you. He couldn’t have been more proud to call you his brothers. You have supported our family through many wonderful times and even more so through the difficult times. We will never forget.
To close out this letter, we want to reiterate some of the lessons we’ve learned from our dad growing up:
You really never know anything about life until at least 25 years of age.
Sometimes you just have to put a little more elbow into it.
Be kind, but not a pushover.
Be curious, but cautious.
A little music goes a long way.
And finally, family above all else. Always.
A Celebration Of Life Gathering will be held at the family’s home at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 29, 2023. Those who plan to attend, please join us wearing your favorite Chiefs gear, red or yellow, or any old concert t-shirt to commemorate his favorite things.
In Lieu of Flowers, the family has asked that Memorial contributions be made in his name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.