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Thomas Clark Jarboe

February 25, 1957November 17, 2020

Thomas Clark Jarboe, 63, of Kansas City, Missouri, died November 17, 2020 after an extended illness.

Tom was the son of Elec A Jarboe and Betty J Jarboe. He attended Winnwood Baptist Church and graduated from Winnetonka High School where he played varsity basketball and participated in band. Tom was a member of Boy Scout Troop 252 and earned his Eagle Award and Warrior/Runner in the Tribe of Mic-O-say. He later earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from William Jewell College and a master’s degree in Park and Recreation Management from the University of Missouri.

Tom loved his work a park ranger for Clay County, Missouri Department of Parks and Recreation at Smithville Lake. Eventually, he moved to a position with the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources as a park ranger at Thousand Hills State Park. He retired as a captain in the department with responsibilities for managing all state parks north of the Missouri River as well as the Katy Trail. He was preceded in death by his parents Elec and Betty Jarboe. Tom also had special animals in his life, and he was preceded in death by his beloved boyhood German Shepard, Chancelor, and his Percheron/Morgan horse, Bear.

Survivors include his brother Edwin F Jarboe (Terri) of Olathe, Kansas and his sister Jeananne Jarboe of Kansas City, Missouri, his nephew Scott Jarboe (Aimee) and children of St. Louis, Missouri, and his niece Jenna Delay (Chris) and children of Abilene, Kansas.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, November 25 at 2:00 at White Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting that memorial donations be made to your local animal shelters.


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    Wednesday, November 25, 2020



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Stephan Moody

November 25, 2020

From former Captain Moody, MSPR's

I was on the interview committee for Tom when he applied for the Rangers. We had some doubts, but when he mentioned he was computer literate, we had to have him. We were just starting to use computers a lot, and Tom helped us a great deal.

Tom did well as a Ranger, and was a very good lawman. Always did his job in a professional manner, was good with the public and other law enforcement agencies.

Tom was the Godfather of our two kids, and really liked visiting with Callie and Calen. I helped him out on his farm just south of Jefferson City, and we had many adventures together.

Susie and I are very sorry for your loss, and our prayers are with you.

Sincerely, Steve, Susie, Callie and Calen Moody

Brent Steacy

November 24, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the man I knew as "Big Tom". He and I worked together in Missouri State Parks for many years. We shared a lot of very interesting life experiences and activities over the decades. Tom's goal was always service to the public. Farewell Big Tom, rest in peace. You earned it.

Angie Even

November 24, 2020

My deepest sympathies on Tom's passing. I worked with him through many of his years with Missouri State Parks, and enjoyed our conversations. Bless his heart, now he is some place where he feels much better.

Nancy Honerkamp

November 24, 2020

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in your loss. He was one of a kind. He has been a long time friend and it has been an honor to have known him. Rest in peace Tom.

Betsy Lunsford-Ferguson

November 23, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear about Tom. I have many memories growing up with him and your family. He will be missed but he is with loved ones in heaven. I'm sure there was a celebration for his homecoming. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Betsy