OBITUARY

Charles Alan Eddy

February 20, 1948September 5, 2019

Dr. Charles Alan Eddy, 71, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on September 5, 2019.

Dr. Charles Alan Eddy was born February 20th, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri to parents Sam and Ella Louise (Gani) Eddy. The family owned Eddy's Restaurant and Catering business and they were part of a very proud and prominent Lebanese family that extends throughout the city.

Their home off of State Line Road was welcome to all and was constantly filled with love, laughter, friends and family. "Chuck" as he was known to all, graduated from Southwest High school in 1966 and he married his sweetheart Donna (Perry) four years later. That same year, he received his doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1970 and they moved into their beloved home at 109th and Wornall where they would enjoy a wonderful 49 year marriage full of success and happiness. Their backyard was a beautifully maintained oasis that hosted countless pool parties and gatherings over the years.

To say that Chuck lived a full and active life is an understatement. He provided care for patients in his private Chiropractic practice for almost 50 years. All the while, he was actively involved at Cleveland Chiropractic College as part of the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Association and Ambassador's society. He played an important role in an unbelievable amount of clubs, organizations, and city government. It would be impossible to list all of his accomplishments and acknowledge all of the different lives he was able to touch. His passion and commitment to Kansas City was evident through his time served as a Captain of the reserve unit in the KCMO Police Department for 24 years. He continued to serve in city government where he was elected City Councilman of the 6th District in 1999-2007. He held many important positions within City Hall and served as Chairman for several committees including Transportation, Finance, Operations and Neighborhood Development. His efforts were instrumental to the revitalization of Downtown Kansas City. He played a key role in budgetary decisions that helped pave the way for the Sprint Center, the Power & Light District, and the development of many new downtown businesses and lofts. He was the Chief of Staff for the City Manager in 2009 and continued to be involved with city government over the last 10 years.

Chuck was extremely active with the Ararat Shrine Temple, Rotary Club, Optimist Club, Native Sons, and countless other organizations. It was never enough to simply participate as a member for Chuck. More often than not, he was either in charge of, or directly involved in leading and organizing events.

One of Chuck's many passions was music. He loved to DJ, sing and play the drums. He played with several different bands over the years. The Chuck Eddy Band regularly performed at the Nelson-Adkins Museum. He enthusiastically walked the parking lots of Arrowhead Stadium with Lamar Hunt playing with the Chiefs Tailgate Band. He also donned a kilt and marched and played with both the Ararat Shrine and St. Andrews Bag Pipes and Drums.

Last but not least, on his extraordinary lists of achievements, is his proud family. He was a cherished son, helpful brother, caring cousin, doting uncle, and beloved husband. He will truly be missed by all, but he leaves behind a wonderful legacy. Kansas City and all those he touched were blessed to have him for 71 amazing years.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Memories

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Dr Peter Young

September 12, 2019

Thank you Dr Eddy and Donna for the positive influence, example you set for life and the being a role model. We shared many moments enjoying Rotary, Shriner events, football games and Cleveland Chiropractic board and all the homecomings!
You helped make me what I am today (not all your fault!!)
Respectfully ,
Dr Peter and Jeannie Young

Connie Balcom

September 11, 2019

To the entire Eddy family:

When Sam Eddy had "Eddy's" at 13th and Baltimore, my mother "Mickey" went to work for Sam and became head waitress. She would always bring home the promo black and white photos of the top entertainers playing at the lounge. My mom got to know Chuck at that time.... But, Donna and the Perry's lived two houses south of us on Belleview. Chuck would drive by in his Old's 442 and honk 3 times to say hi to my mom. He was on his way to pick up Donna for a date. My whole family always held the Eddy family in high esteem. Even when Sam had the sandwich places - we'd go to Ward Parkway and have a sandwich. My mom even tried to help Chuck get elected as Mayor of Kansas City. She said "Chuck was a 'Son of Kansas City'. He always played the bagpipes at my Veteran's events. A nice man that worked very hard to make Kansas City a better place for all. So when I found that Chuck had passed, it hit hard and I knew we lost a great one. You will rest by the water..... Thanks for all you did as a 'Son of Kansas City'.....

Becky Nace

September 11, 2019

How fortunate I was to serve on the City Council with Chuck. I will always remember his laughter, which was contagious, and his ever present positive attitude. He clearly loved Kansas City and has a lifetime of accomplishments to show for it.

To his beloved wife Donna and the members of his family, I offer my heartfelt condolences. My you find peace in your memories and in knowing that you will see Chuck again some day.

Barbara Brown

September 9, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go to the family, so sorry for their loss.
My husband Jim knew him from the Shrine and KC PD. Jim passed away a few years ago and I know he would send his thoughts and prayers too!

Ann Coburn-Collins

September 9, 2019

Dear Eddy family...so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. He was such a sweet young man and, though I didn't know him as an adult, I am sure that everything written in his obituary is true. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Ann

Sandy Hoyt Wong

September 9, 2019

I am so sorry to read of Chuck’s passing. He was instrumental in so many things, not the least of which, was planning for reunions for the Southwest HS Class of ‘66. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Sandy Aguirre Mayer

September 9, 2019

Chuck was so special. I am so happy we saw him play at the Nelson last year. He was so happy. We sat with Donna and enjoyed his music. He was a great leader, very unassuming and welcoming was his style. I will always remember that evening.

Karl Saffo

September 9, 2019

Reta and I offer our sincere condolences to the Eddy family.

Dr. and Mrs. Karl Saffo

Susan Rinne

September 8, 2019


Garret and I (Sue Rinne), (Donna's cousin) would like to share some of my memories of Chuck. I remember the first time I met Chuck was when he drove up to the "Schowengerdt Family Reunion" in a Delorian. Half the people in the town kept driving thru the park that day to see it. Then my next memories are of being a bridesmaid in your wedding, and meeting all the Eddys and Chuck was always the one laughing and showing us all how to have a good time. Then later everytime thru the years, weddings, funerals, family gatherings, Chuck always had that charm that made you feel like you were his best friend and he was really glad to see you. He always had that special charm and charisma about him. I can hear him now saying, "See Donna, everyone knows I have charisma!" Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Family, may God give you strength and comfort.

Peggy Eddy Miller

September 7, 2019

Brother, I love you so dearly as always I will still talk to you in my dreams for your guidance! You were my FAVORITE BIG BROTHER!
The bond we have will never be broken! Every time I cook MAMA BURGERS, Shrimp Salad, and KIBBEE you will be on my mind!

I know now that Fay, Mom, & Dad are having a party with you singing with Mom and having the Chuck Eddy Band playing!

Take care of everyone in heaven!!!!
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
I LOVE YOU FOREVER!!

FROM THE FAMILY