OBITUARY

Kirk J. Saxton

3 February, 193317 January, 2020

Kirk James Saxton Obituary Kirk James Saxton, 86, passed away Friday January 17, 2020 at his home in Independence, Missouri. He was born on February 3, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Martha Saxton, 3 children; Sherree Gorman, Mark Saxton, and Gayle Stanley; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. In his early years, Kirk attended Northeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri graduating in 1951. After his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was in the military for 3 years during the Korean War serving in Germany. He married Martha in 1954. After the service he attended college on the G.I. Bill, graduating from University of Missouri at Kansas City with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics. While in college, he worked at Bendix as an inspector. After graduating, he and his family moved to Colorado where he worked at Martin Marietta as a systems programmer. After 9 years in Colorado, he returned to Kansas City to be closer to his family. In Kansas City he worked at United Computing. Soon after, he changed his career focus to sales and commercial real estate in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, where he continued until his death. Additionally, he and Martha, built, owned and operated an executive offices complex known as Morningside Business Center. Kirk stood out with his visionary imagination and creativity. This allowed him to keep busy by making and fixing things such as tables and chairs, small sailboats, go-karts, stilts, leather tooled gifts, and remodeling. He also had a love of cars, especially sports cars. He had an interest in sports and politics. He enjoyed traveling and camping. But his greatest passion and love was for his family. He leaves a legacy of family behind that truly loved him.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, 24 January , 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, 24 January , 2020
  • Graveside Friday, 24 January , 2020

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Ted Saxton

21 January 2020

When I was a kid I was outside playing with the neighborhood kids we was tossing a baseball. My uncle Kirk came over to the house and he asked he could play catch with us. he had the ball and even today I don't know how he did it but could get his arm to go very fast and make it look like the ball was going a hundred miles hour. Then it would just come out really slow.
When I was older, uncle Kirk bought a wrecked Toyota and he had the body off the car and we went for a ride around the neighborhood in just the chassis.

Teresa Tschirhart

19 January 2020

Even though I didn’t get to see my uncle Kirk as much as I wanted, he was always like a father figure to me. I still remember the bright red wagon he bought for me and my brothers when my father died.
A funny memory that I have of him was when he walked me down the aisle and suddenly turned to me to ask if I wanted to run the other way. I perhaps should have listened to him.😊 He was always there when life was hard to offer me a hand or an encouraging word. He was like a mentor and a bright light in my life and I will miss him dearly.
Sending love and prayers to Martha and everyone else. I love you all.
Teresa

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY