Lloyd James Kissick
1950 - 2018
BORN
1950
DIED
2018
FUNERAL HOME
McGilley Memorial Chapel
12301 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO
Lloyd James Kissick III Lloyd James "Jim" Kissick III suddenly passed away at his home in Leawood, KS on December 8th, 2018. He was 68. Jim was born on September 4th, 1950 in Kansas City, MO to Lloyd James Kissick Jr. and Mary Catherine (Bauers) Kissick. He was the only brother to his much-loved sisters Karen, Connie, Susan and Kim. He began working for his father's construction company, Kissick and Son Construction, at the young age of 12. Through construction and sports, he formed a special bond with his father that lasted until Lloyd Jr's death in 1974. He attended St. Peter's Catholic School and Rockhurst High School. While at Rockhurst High School he became a passionate fan and later a valued sponsor of Rockhurst Hawklets sports. After high school he went on to his beloved alma mater, the University of Missouri where he received a master's degree in civil engineering. In 1976 he met a beautiful blonde named Cecelia Ismert while working as the Director of Public Works for Jackson County (MO). Jim fell head over heels in love with her at first sight and they began their 39 year marriage on June 16th, 1979. He was the proud father of 3 sons, Lloyd IV (Marie), David (Monica) and Patrick and a cherished grandfather to Graciela, Lloyd V, Lucia, Gianna, Charles and Rose. Being a father and grandfather was his greatest joy in life and he always treasured the many moments with them at sporting events and at the Lake of the Ozarks. He was a best friend, mentor and hero to his boys and loved to share stories and pictures of his grandchildren with friends and coworkers. Jim was an avid sports fan. He was a season ticket holder with the Mizzou Tigers, Kansas City Royals and was a Kansas City Chiefs season ticket holder for over 50 years. Often times you would find Jim surrounded by his sons, many of his nieces and nephews and closest friends in parking Lot C of Arrowhead Stadium. Jim was famous for his tailgate parties before Chiefs games. Jim was the President and Co-Founder of Kissick Construction Company. He and his nephew Peter Browne founded the company in 1994. Taking a gamble on himself, he decided to take a leap of faith and invest nearly every dollar he had into starting the company despite having 3 young children at home. Though he was building a company, he still made time for his most important job: being a father and husband. He would coach his boys in basketball and attend every one of his sons' sporting events or extracurricular activities, all the while working 14-16 hour days building his company. His passion, hard work, honesty and loyalty helped transform Kissick Constructionfrom a small construction firm with modest rootsinto a $100 million firm with over 400 employees. Jim was a pillar in the construction community and a mentor to so many. He was highly respected within the industry and was involved in the construction industry through various boards and projects. This included the Heavy Constructors Association, St. Teresa's Academy Board of Advisors, The University of Missouri Civil Engineering Alumni Advisory Board of Directors, a member of the Civil Engineering Academy Distinguished Alumni at the University of Missouri and the Kansas City Area Development Council. He was an irreplaceable figure in the construction industry. Along with his family, his friends and his career, Jim had a passion for the NAIA basketball community. Continuing the legacy his father started in the 50s, he supported the NAIA basketball tournament each year through the Honorary Coach Program and sponsored countless NAIA events. He formed a special relationship with Georgetown College, a small liberal arts college in Georgetown, KY. Jim loved to cheer on the Georgetown College Tigers throughout every season and was a prominent figure on the bench during their 2013 NAIA National Championship. Georgetown College honored Jim with his very own championship ring, which was proudly on display in his office for everyone to see. There is a Kissick Construction banner hanging proudly in the Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. Jim Kissick will forever have a special place in the Georgetown College community. Jim was an avid golfer who always enjoyed playing a round with his sons and many friends. You could often see Jim enjoying a cigar at his lake house at the Lake of the Ozarks aboard his antique Chris-Craft boat. You could also see him at the helm of his Regal run-about with his beautiful wife, his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren in tow. He was famous for his big bear hugs and his charismatic personality. He was loved and cherished by so many and will be dearly missed amongst his enormous group of family, friends and the entire Kansas City construction industry. Visitation will be 4-8:00 PM, Friday, December 14th at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 815 E. Meyer Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64131. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM at St. Peter's Catholic Church and burial at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery. There will be a Celebration of Life following the burial at the St. Teresa's Academy Gymnasium, 5600 Main St. Kansas City, MO 64113. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Truman Heartland Community Foundation Jim Kissick Memorial Fund. Please share a memory at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com.
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Published by Kansas City Star from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2018.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Dec
14
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
St. Peter's Cath. Church
, MO
Dec
15
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Peter's Cath. Church
, MO
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McGilley Memorial Chapel
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My deepest condolences to all the Kissick family. What a tragic loss. I knew Jim way back in the day of high school and college. He grew into the man he exhibited in those early years- love of family, sports, his Mustang, the lake and care and service to others. The Lord has him now and will do even greater things with and for him and his family.
Kathy Murphy Grendell
December 18, 2018
Sending prayers. To the kissick family.
Rachelle Groceman
December 16, 2018
Co-Ce Lloyd David And Patrick. Condolences.Your husband/dad was a great man. I will always remember him as my coach and I sucked at basketball but he always talked me up. UMKC games and seeing him at the Chiefs games. GREAT MAN THAT WILL BE MISSED.
Matthew Beck
December 14, 2018
Dear Connie, Susie, Kim, Karen, Peter, Christopher, and all,
I was so saddened to learn of Jim's death. Please know that I am sending you my deepest and warmest condolences. I have great fun and fond memories of being with Jim and you all back at Mizzou, the lake, and in Kansas City. His red Mustang, Duke the shepherd, Royals games, dinners at your mom and dad's, hs determination to be a success, make me smile. I wish I could give you each a hug and share a tear. I will happily honor Jim with a contribution to the Truman Heartland. Please keep telling Jim stories to keep him in your hearts.

With my caring and sympathy,
Merci Voorhees
December 14, 2018
a loved one
December 13, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Gone but not forgotten, God Bless a great family.


Helen Leskoff
December 13, 2018
a loved one
December 13, 2018
Our condolences to the Kissick family.
Barry & Donna Denslow
December 12, 2018
a loved one
December 12, 2018
a loved one
December 12, 2018
Go Chiefs Mr. Jim!!! You will be missed in Playa.
Abril Lebrija
December 12, 2018
Condolences to the Kissick Family, Jim was a GREAT guy and will be missed.
Larry Kilgore
December 12, 2018
Jim was a true gentleman. I always enjoyed any time with or in his presence. He will be missed by many, cherished by all.
Bob Johnson
December 11, 2018
My sincerest condolences to your family during this time of grief. Please find comfort in the verses at Jeremiah 29: 11-13
December 11, 2018
Jim you will be missed so very much.
Peggy Craig
December 11, 2018
Our sympathies to the Kissick Family on the loss of Jim.

Leawood Public Works Department
Leawood, KS
Julie Stasi
December 11, 2018
Jim, Was a fine person, citizen and business professional. He is gone way to early and will be missed. My condolences go out to his family, business group and friends. I pray he rest in peace and god gives his family peace and comfort in the very tough time.
Bruce Bayless
December 11, 2018
I offer my sincere condolences to the Kissick family. Jim will truly be missed.
Joe DiGiovanna
December 11, 2018
Jim Kissick was one of the most generous, kind & humble human beings I ever met. There are so many others who have the same respect for him & his family. Our condolences go out to you Cece, the Kissick family & the Kissick Construction group. May his spirit of hard work & compassion live on.
pat ryan
December 11, 2018
a loved one
December 11, 2018
Our hearts are broken for the lose of Jim. Sending prayers for your family.
Mary Beth&Dennis Welzenbach
December 11, 2018
About Jim Kissick

Jim taught me decades ago - 'one thing leads to another'. With that in mind, you will be on your best behavior, and do good things for others. That is how he lived his life.

He was my friend, mentor, coach, teammate, client, advisor, confidant, colleague brother.

I am sad that he left us too soon - without the opportunity to say goodbye - but thankful that he was in my life.

Terry S. Uhl
Overland Park, Kansas
December 11, 2018
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