Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel

509 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO


Gary Lynn Showman Sr.

July 21, 1947July 22, 2019

Gary Showman, 72, of Independence, Missouri, passed away on July 22nd, 2019, surrounded by his beloved family. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, July 25th at 6pm with services following at 7pm. Gary was a proud Air Force veteran and Ford truck enthusiast. He met friends everywhere he went and didn’t know a stranger. In retirement, he could be found drinking coffee with “the guys at the shop”, visiting his best friend James and wife Rhonda, or spoiling his grandkids. His blessed life will forever be cherished by his brother: Dennis and wife Jeanne; children: Lori, Angie and husband Geoff, Gary Jr., Michael and wife Kelly, Matt and wife Michele, Mark and wife Ashley; grandchildren: Erica and husband Stephen, Haley, Jordan, Jake, Ava, Lila, Miles, Emerson, Anniston, Madeline, Kerrigan; and great-grandson: Derrick. Gary’s loving and generous spirit will continue to touch lives, as it was his desire to donate his body for research to help improve treatment for others. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


  • Compassionate Care Hospice
  • St. Jude's Childrens Hospital


  • Visitation Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 25, 2019


Gary Lynn Showman Sr.

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Rhonda Shields

July 27, 2019

We had such happy times bowling with Gary. Prayers for your family.

Jerry Bough

July 24, 2019

So many fond memories with Gary Showman. Always a big smile and a wonderful and positive outlook. Loved this young man and sending prayers for his family.