Gary W. Soper, 59, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at KU Med Center.

Gary W. Soper, 59, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at KU Med Center.

Gary was born in Amarillo, TX, January 10, 1951, to Dr. Ralph M. Soper and Virginia Soper Williams.  

Gary is preceded in death by his father, his sister, Sherrie L. Weller, and step-father, Walter A. Williams.  

He is survived by his mother, Virginia Williams of Indep., Mo., his son, Peter Andrew Soper , his former wife, Jana Soper, both of Blue Springs, Mo., a niece, Kimberly Youngblood of Redvale, CO, his faithful companion of 14 years, Cindy Howery of KC, Mo., and close friends, Bob and Liz Crouch of Shell Knob, Mo.

Gary was a 1969 graduate of Truman High School and he attended the University of Missouri Extension. He had a medical retirement from the KCPD, where he was a policeman for 13 years. Gary was part owner of Sopey’s Carwash in Blue Springs and owner of Tanglewood Kennels in Greenwood.  He also worked with St. Bernard rescue efforts. He loved basketball, boating, and people.

Funeral services and interment were held at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. The Kansas City Missouri Police Department served as pall bearers.

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

Arrangements:  D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133, 816-353-1218.