Reverend Lee F. Soxman Jr.
1925 - 2021
Langsford Funeral Home - Lee's Summit
115 SW 3rd Street
Lee's Summit, MO
Reverend Lee F. Soxman, Jr
May 14, 1925 - February 4, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri - Reverend Lee F. Soxman, Jr., 95, beloved son, father, husband, friend, neighbor and a much-loved minister, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at his home in Lee's Summit, Mo. Lee was born in Kansas City, Mo., on May 14, 1925, to Rev. Lee F. and Marguerite Soxman. Lee loved his family, his parents, his wife, Beverly, of 43 years, his children; Carol (Ben) Walstatter, Ellen (Bo Cooley) Gary, David (Julia) Soxman, Mary (Jeff) Weir, Martha (Scott) Smith and stepson, Todd (Diane) Rector; his 11 grandchildren, Debi (Brian), Amy, Connor, Chase, Drew, Matthew (Heather), Jacob, Kyle, Kayla (Derek), Mimi and Quinten; six great-grandchildren; Tyler, Claire, Eldon, Sadie, Declan and Henrietta; brother-in-law, Bill (Evelyn) Kling; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Mike) Smith; and nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of devoted friends. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, and step-daughter, Lou Ann Rector.
Lee always credited his folks for guiding his path into Christian ministry. He graduated from William Chrisman High School, William Jewell College, and Perkins School of Theology (SMU) Dallas, to become an ordained Methodist minister. Lee was known as a church builder. He directed complete church building construction, additions and improvements at churches he served. For over 53 years he loved and faithfully served Missouri (West) Conference Methodist congregations, including: Atherton, Garland Ave., Joplin First, Cassville, Marshfield, Mt. Washington (Independence), Liberty, Grandview, K.C. North District Superintendent, Lee's Summit UMC, and King's Way, Springfield, Mo.
"Our pastor,
You lead our congregation
by opening God's word
and living your life
reflecting all we heard"
In retirement, 1992, he served as an ambassador for Epworth Children's Home of St. Louis and visitation pastor for Lee's Summit United Methodist Church. Lee enjoyed teaching adult Sunday school. He taught the Renaissance class for 25 years and most recently the Faith-Grace class. He joyfully sang with the Methodist Men of Note and led Bible studies at John Knox Village and Sunday Sojourners group.
Lee was so thankful to be able to stay at home for his daily care given by his wife, grown children and Interim Home Care. The Soxman family wishes to thank nursing aide Machelle Gleason for her excellent, loving care during Lee's final days.
Due to COVID-19 only a private family service will be held at this time. A Love & Remembrance service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Parkinson's Disease Association, P.O. Box 97216, Washington, DC 20090-7216; Della Lamb Community Services, 500 Woodland Ave., KCMO 64106, and Grace United Methodist Church, 2400 SE US Highway 50, Lee's Summit, MO 64063-1051
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Published by Kansas City Star from Feb. 11 to Feb. 17, 2021.
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My sympathies and prayers. May your memories comfort you. Kerry
Kerry OConnor
February 15, 2021
Lee will be missed by all who knew him. We enjoyed our talks both as our Pastor and friend.
Steve & Donna Underwood
February 12, 2021
David, Mary and Martha, I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. Each of you and your family deeply impacted my life during our years at North Cross United Methodist Church as well as our years attending North Kansas City High School. May you be comforted with precious memories and knowing others are praying and thinking of you during this time.
Bryce Strong
February 12, 2021
David, Carol, Ellen, Mary, and Martha, Very sorry to hear about your father's passing. My thoughts are with you at this time.
Kurtis Thiel
February 11, 2021
My Sympathy to you Beverly, and your entire family, during this sad time and with the loss of such a great man...
Richard " Butch " Goddard
February 11, 2021
Lee had a wonderful welcoming smile He was so kind to my husband in his final illness and to me He and Bev were true comfortors to hurting people Rest In Peace Lee
Sally Diamond
February 10, 2021
David and I loved Rev Soxman!!! He had a special quiet way of being there as a friend and pastor! Blessings to Beverly and family!!!
Diane Helmuth
February 10, 2021
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