Dean Anthony Kilgore Sr. - age 79 of Polo, MO passed away Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, MO. Dean was born on August 24th, 1941 the son of Herbert Harry and Bernice (David) Kilgore in West Newbury, MA. He was a graduate of Kern County High School in Bakersfield, CA. Dean served in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. On May 15th, 1961 he was united in marriage to Donna Angell in Ashland City, TN. Dean was a career truck driver. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and working outside. He also loved to write and recite poems. He was known as "the Story Teller" for many years as he travelled the country as an over the road truck driver.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Delphine Nicahypor and Mary Brown. Survivors include: his wife, Donna of the home; sons, Dean Anthony Jr. (Donna) Kilgore of Kingsport, TN, Daniel Robert (Sherrie) Kilgore of Johnson City, TN, Dustin Allen (Tena) Kilgore of Holt, MO, Dennis Lee (Wendy) Kilgore of Winslow, ME; his brother, Herbert Harry (Pance) Kilgore of Cookeville, TN and a sister, Alice Dennis of Massachusetts; 7 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo, MO. (660) 354-2214. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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