September 20, 1965 - September 2, 2018
John Riley O’Neill, 52, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018, at home in Excelsior Springs.
The Memorial Service will be held 2:30 pm on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Grace Church, 606 S Camden St., Richmond, MO.
John was born September 20, 1965, in Smithville, MO. He is the son of the late John C and the late Marcia J (Dohrn) O’Neill.
John was a life-long fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed fishing and camping, as well as barbequing chicken with his homemade BBQ sauce that to some was the best. John liked working on cars and putting together models of vehicles. John was in awe of firefighters and held them in high regard. He was also an amateur Storm Spotter.
He is survived his life-partner: Dorothy Weston; two daughters: Tamara O’Neill and fiancé, Ronald Birdsong III, and Susan O’Neill and husband Paul Fults; one son: John O’Neill, Jr; five grandchildren Abigail O’Neill, Allen Arvesen, Gabriel Birdsong, Marielle Fults, and Sierra Fults; and one aunt, Doris Dohrn.
John was preceded in death by his step-father, Homer Wayman.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the family.