Rodney “Rod” Eugene Gregg, 60, Blue Springs, Mo., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010.

Rodney “Rod” Eugene Gregg, 60, Blue Springs, Mo., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010.

Rod was born on October 7, 1950, in Independence, Mo., to Joseph and Virginia Gregg. He was a 1968 graduate of Van Horn High School. Rod worked for Armco/GST for 32 years. He was a sports enthusiast, specifically the Chiefs and MU Tigers. Rod enjoyed traveling with his wife and travel companion, Linda.

Survivors include his loving wife, Linda;, five children, Scott (Jennifer) Gregg of Apex, N.C., Robin Gregg (Coley Waters) of Independence, Mo., Holly (Wayne) Imsdahl of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Eric (Mindy) Hayes of Kansas City, Mo., and Stacy Hayes of Blue Springs, Mo., and seven grandchildren, Austin, Zach, Zane, Emma, Sam, Lake, Gwyneth, his sister, Sharon Gregg of Independence, Mo., and a brother, Larry Gregg of Mexico.

Rod is preceded in death by his brother, William Gregg, and both parents.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, from 11 a.m. to noon, with a memorial service to follow at noon at Floral Hills Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left a www.dwnewcomers.com.

Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 816-353-1218.