Edward "Coach" Arthur Katz Jr.

March 20, 1942February 23, 2018

Edward "Coach" Arthur Katz, Jr ., 75, of Kearney, MO. passed away in his sleep February 23, 2018. A memorial service will be held in Edward's honor on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:00pm with a visitation starting at 5:00pm at Liberty Christian Church, Liberty, MO. Ed was born March 20, 1942 in Norborne, MO. He was married to his wife, Phyllis, for 54 amazing years. Ed was a switchman for the railroad for 22 years before he retired, but coaching sports was his passion which he pursued his entire life. He was a legend in many young athletes' lives. Ed was a husband, grandpa, dad and friend to many. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Debbie (Terry) Crowley, Missy Hancock, and Donnie Minor; grandchildren, Alexis (Shawn) Logan, A.J. (Lisa) Crowley, Haley Hancock, Hunter Hancock; great-grandchildren, Paytin, Kaylee, and Presley; and a multitude of nieces, nephews and family. He was an amazing coach, incredible father and grandfather. He was loved by many and missed by all. And in the words of my father, "If you don't like it, you can KISS MY ASS." Peace.


  • Memorial Service Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, February 26, 2018

Edward "Coach" Arthur Katz Jr.

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Debra Webber

February 27, 2018

It made me incredibly sad to hear of Ed's passing today. I know these past few weeks were extremely difficult for everyone however, I am glad that God gave you that little extra time with Ed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. If there is anything at all that I can do for you please do not hesitate to let me know. Missy can get ahold of me fairly easy. Love to each of you.

Mike (Maddog) Sumpter

February 26, 2018

So greatfull and blessed to have crossed paths with Ed. Some of my fondest childhood memories took place on the basketball court,baseball &football fields with Ed encouraging me to give it a 110%. Phylis and family my heart goes out to you all. His legend lives on!

Sue Ann & Larry Clevenger

February 25, 2018

We were so sorry to hear of Jr's passing. (Still in Florida). Always enjoyed his dry sense of humor and his upbeat attitude. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Carolyn Chapman

February 23, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.

February 23, 2018

I am sending sympathy and prayers for your entire family. Jr was loved by many people and he loved people right back. He was a great person to everyone that knew him and his family. Leona McGinnis

Sandi Wendel

February 23, 2018

I am saddened by the news of Ed's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I thought a lot of your husband and dad. He truly was a great man! He will be missed!!!

Dorothy Wilson

February 23, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy, an inspiration and loved by many. He will be sadly missed. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Phyllis, Debbie, Missy and the whole family.