Joseph (Joe) Patrick McCann passed away peacefully at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, June 2, 2012 after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Joe was born in Prairie du Chien to Margaret and Charles McCann. Joe was born the third in a family of ten. He grew up in Soldiers Grove. After graduating from high school, Joe worked in the automotive field. He worked for Bear, Kelly Spring, Sun Electric and Ambron, which was located in the Woolco Stores. He was also co-owner of J & D Automotive. He worked and lived in Wisconsin, Iowa and settled in Missouri. His last profession was wallpaper removal and painting. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Raymore and the NRA.
Joe is survived by his companion and friend Sharon Reed; his sons, Kevin (Connie) and Kurt (Susan); his children’s mother, Donna Taber; his sister, Carolyn; his brothers, Mike (Rachel), Tom (Mary), Patrick, Tim (Sandy), Bill (Mary), Jim “Nub” (Rose); his grandchildren, Sheena, Travis, KJ and Emma; great-grandson and great-grand daughter as well as 13 nieces and nephews, their spouses and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Joe loved his dogs and was preceded in death by Klyama; Toby 1; Sally and Cuddles. Toby 2 and Lill will miss Joe and the donuts in the mornings. Joe lived a good life and he knew that the greatest gift he could give was that of self. His many friends will miss him and hanging out with him at his shop.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Charles, his sisters, Dixie McCann, Mary Beth McCann and his granddaughter, Ryann McCann.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 1 to 3 .m. at the Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, Missouri. Burial will follow the visitation. Joe will be laid to rest at the Belton Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike McCann, Bill McCann, Pat McCann, Jim “Nub” McCann, Travis McCann and KJ McCann. Joe was not a suit and tie guy so dress casual, nor was he a flower or plant guy. Charitable contributions may be made to Grandview Animal Hospital (they do dog rescues) 1006 Main Street, Grandview, MO 64030.