Eddie Salisbury

February 21, 1928January 22, 2020

On January 22nd, 2020 James Edwin (Eddie) Salisbury 91 of Kansas City, Mo. went to be with the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Edwina Salisbury, brothers Frank and Cletis Jr, and wife of 68 years Lena Belle Salisbury. He is survived by his sister, Katherine Harp, daughter Pamela Treece, and her husband Don Treece, and his two grandsons Aaron and Bryan Treece and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Eddie was a Sergeant in the US Army Medical Corps and served his country with distinction on the front lines of the Korean War where he was awarded a Purple Heart. In 2018 he to traveled to Washington DC to visit the Korean War memorial with his daughter Pam and Grandson Aaron and Kim Borron. Eddie remarked that this trip with his family was one of the most memorable events of his life. Eddie was particularly close to and thankful for his friend and caregiver Jeff McCormick.

Eddie was at one time a Town Marshall for Avondale Mo. He dedicated 55 years working for Central States Beverage Co. No conversation with Eddie ever ended without him talking about the great owners and people he had the pleasure to work for and with as the company grew.

Eddie loved to read and was known to all as a walking encyclopedia of information.


  • James Salisbury, Father (deceased)
  • Edwina Salisbury, Mother (deceased)
  • Frank Salisbury, Brother (deceased)
  • Cletis Salisbury, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Lena Belle Salisbury, Wife (deceased)
  • Katherine Harp, Sister
  • Pamela Treece (Don), Daughter
  • Aaron and Bryan Treece, Grandsons

  • Mark Foster
  • Aaron Treece
  • Bryan Treece
  • Kevin Cochran
  • Chad Alvarez
  • Charles O. Smith


  • Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020


Eddie Salisbury

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Robbin Carter

February 6, 2020

Dearest Uncle Eddie

Memories of your sweet and humbling humor that you shared with me and others at our family gatherings will be cherished.

Ohana “Family “ is precious and I am truly blessed to be a part of yours. We love ❤️ you and will miss you, but know that your life with us will be forever memorable.

Love you always,
Robbin Carter

Terri Cochrane

January 30, 2020

There isn't enough room here to share all the wonderful memories I have of Uncle Eddie. Literally all my life. All 67 plus years of my life Uncle Eddie was a part of my life. He was a man of honor and integrity for sure. Every night at about 8:30 pm I'd call Uncle Eddie. I'd so enjoy our conversations! I miss that so much. He was such an inspiration to me. Every night we would say good night to each other with "we love you" and " sleep tight" and he would always reply "and don't let the bed bugs bite." That was our thing.
We were all very blessed with our Dear Uncle Eddie.

linda peterson

January 28, 2020

I did not know EDDIE SALISBURY. I was just reading his obit. I wanted to thank Eddie for serving our country with honor; love and pride. Because of his service to our country and for the service of all of our men and women in the Military we can all live our life in freedom and in peace. God Bless you Eddie. I'am sure God and the Angels are waiting for you in heaven.

Don Treece

January 27, 2020

Eddie was more like a father to me than a father-in-law. He loved to eat at Denny’s and when we traveled on family vacations we planned our routes around their locations. He taught me to fix plumbing which he learned from his father. He would go with me to area lakes while I trained for kayak races and loved to sit and visit with anyone that passed by. He is missed!