Feb 23,1965---Sep 24,2021

Kenny South, 56, passed away peacefully at Olathe Medical Center with family gathered close by on September 24, 2021. 

 

He was born on February 23, 1965, in Lynwood, Ca. At an early age the family moved to Kansas City, Ks. He graduated from Turner High School in 1983. After graduating high school, he went on to work for Vita Craft, Waste Management, Santa Fe Tow, and at the time of his passing, Schmuhl Brothers. 

 

Kenny was a major fixture in the racing community in Kansas City and all around the Midwest, both as a fan and as a motor sports photographer. His weekends were spent at the race track, watching the KC Chiefs play football, or the KC Royals play baseball. He loved spending time at different race tracks with his girlfriend Heather and their friends. Along with photography, he also had a passion for family, trucking, the Rocky Mountains, and barbecue! 

 

He is preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, numerous aunts and uncles, and sister Judith Moore. At the time of his death, he was survived by his girlfriend Heather Berry, his parents Jim and Joyce South, sister and brother-in-law Amy and Micky Fogarty, sister and brother-in-law Suzy and Mark McReynolds, daughter and son-in-law Nikki and Chris Hernandez, son Christian Rogers, grandchildren Julia South, Aubrey Witkopp, Savannah McGee, Peyton McGee and great granddaughter Destiny McGee. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and the many friends he made everywhere he went. 

 

A celebration of life is planned for October 16, 2021 from 10am-1pm at Cedar Lake (Kaw Shelter) in Olathe, KS. 



Condolences

Kathy Lynn Oct 04 ,2021

Friend of the family ,Gladstone ,Missouri

My condolences to Kenny's family on such a huge loss. I never had the chance to actually meet him. But Suzy spoke about him All the time & she was so very proud of him. May all of the wonderful & happy memories you have of him help you heal over time so the hurt lessen. Kathy Lynn

Deb Nobbs Oct 04 ,2021

Cousin ,Parker ,Kansas

Hey Kenny, I'm gonna miss all of your funny self!! We had some awesome times, and I will always remember you, and your little cowboy boots!! You have been an awesome friend, and cousin...always my love and respect. Deb ♥️🙏

Loyce Ann folsom Oct 04 ,2021

Cousin ,Linn creek ,Missouri

Sure gonna miss you cuz...thanks for always being there..you impacted alot of people. Rip and fly high.

Linda Orndoff Oct 05 ,2021

friends ,Independence ,Missouri

To the South family, Our family is so sorry for your loss. Kenny was always the life of the party. He was always smiling. We pray that he and Suzy are now resting in the arms of God. We will continue to pray for your family to get through such a tragic loss. Love the Orndoff's

JoAnn Angelico Oct 05 ,2021

Aunt ,LaPuente ,California

Though I moved away some time ago I have enjoyed seeing what you have been up to through Facebook. Your awesome photography and experiences driving a truck. My sincerest condolences to all those who love and will miss you so much. I pray God will give all of you the strength you need. Aunt JoAnn

Nancy Wright Oct 05 ,2021

Classmate ,North Bend ,Oregon

I won't be able to see able to see your pictures or tell you about our favorite teams if they are winning. Rest in peace Kenny,

Michelle Hammack Oct 07 ,2021

Classmates ,Independence ,Missouri

What a great loss to our classmates! Kenny was always there to bend an ear, though we haven't been in touch physically we had many phone conversations about #life...what a great person and friend...R.I.P.

Willie Harmon Oct 07 ,2021

Friend of the family ,Kansas City, ,Kansas

Kenny I will miss you buddy not seeing you at t Lakeside every Friday nite. It's not gonna be the same without you being there bro.i know you was like me loving them race cars. I will always rem you growing up in the same neighborhood As I did also. I miss you bigtime already buddy. I will miss our talks and all too. I loved the pics you took at the races and the drivers loved them too. When we talked it always about racin. He had a love for drag racin as well too. Fly high buddy and relax now. Will cherish all our good times together bro. Jim and Joyce and Amy and Nikki we love and miss seeing y'all too Susie we love and will miss you too sweetheart. Love you all Willie Harmon and family. Glad to be friends of all of you

Brenda L Dollard (Harmon) Oct 07 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

South Family, Kenny will be missed by all who knew him. I know my brother Willie is hurt to lose his racing buddy. May Kenny rest in peace and share all your unforgettable memories of Kenny and Suzy. You will be in my prayers!

Karen Bowman Oct 14 ,2021

Classmate ,Kansas City ,Kansas

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I will always remember you as a kind, happy, caring individual. You will be in our hearts and memories forever. Rest in Peace my friend

shelley ruffier Oct 17 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas city ,Kansas

I went to school with Kenny and he lived a block from me. He was always a funny , kind person. We graduated, went our separate ways. 30 some years later we reconnected through Facebook. We chatted daily, just good friends, I could always vent to him about life's problems, he would say something silly and make me laugh , I done the same for him. Don Chilito's CCQ sauce was another thing we had in common, we enjoyed it one time together (I still owe him a lunch) 😁 I didn't feel like 30 years had passed. It was so nice chatting with him, a part of childhood makes you feel young again. I will miss his photography, his sarcasm and our mutual love for the hard rock, loud ,TURN IT UP music! Rest in peace my friend. 🤘 RNFR!