Oct 22, 1948---Sep 16, 2023

David E. Kilgore, 74, was called home Saturday, September 16, 2023.  Celebration of Life will be 3:00 PM Sunday, September 24, at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3800 NE Parvin Road, Kansas City, MO 64117 with a visitation/reception to follow the service.  Burial will be 12:30 PM Monday September 25, 2023 in Leavenworth National Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Hospital.  

David was born October 22, 1948, in Red Oak, IA to Mary Lou Steinhurst.  David served in the US Army as a Combat Engineer in Vietnam earning the National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam service medal and two Bronze Stars displaying incredible bravery.  David worked for the City of Kansas City, MO until his retirement after 31 years.  He was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church.  David was preceded in death by his mother, his father John Kilgore, four brothers Bill, Rick, John, Larry and two daughters.

David's life was not an easy one, but he managed to make it a beautiful one leaving a legacy of love and laughter.  That legacy includes his beloved wife, Vickie, his son John (Vicki) Kilgore, three daughters, Martha (Scott) Stephenson, Anna (Eddie) Sly, Devon (Kosta) Kirilov, sister Debbie (Jerry) Reno, 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and numerous family members and friends. 

David loved spending time with his family; he loved to travel, hunt, fish, the theatre and painting birdhouses.  While David's earthly body may be gone, his spirit will live on in the love he showed and will never be forgotten.


Steve brown Sep 17, 2023

Nephew ,Kansas City ,Kansas

I will always remember the good times we had together growing up coming to see you and ant Vickie when mom would bring me and Mike to see you guys all the time for holidays we always had such a fun time.So to ant Vickie Davin anna John d Martha and the rest of the family I love you all and iam here for you all I love you all so much and we will always and forever remember how great my uncle was love and miss you uncle David.

Joei Moore Sep 17, 2023

My thoughts are with you all. Vicky, Devon and Anna....I hope all the happy memories you have of David/your dad are helping you through this hard time. He was a wonderful person to know. I was lucky to grow up knowing him.

Linda & Steve Comley Sep 17, 2023

Daughter Anna is our Niece ,Warsaw ,Missouri

Our heart goes out to the family for the loss of your Dad Anna. We will say prayers of healing during your grieving. Much love and hugs. ??????????

Angy Dowell Sep 17, 2023

Sister ,MAYSVILLE ,Missouri

God gave the world a handful of great men, we will never forget you, your legacy will carry on through our memories. I was blessed to have so many found memories. Love you and miss you so much ??

L. Hawk Lester Sep 18, 2023

Cousin by Marriage ,Overland Park ,Kansas

David was a Gentleman. He loved his wife, children, God and country. He would and did move Heaven and Hell to protect them and the rest of the world. I can't say I ever beared witnessed to him losing his cool. However, he was old school and people around him knew how fast to move by the tone of his voice. Those he did not want deal with, he would quietly slip away from them. I enjoyed teasing him about, he would of tried alittle harder he could of been a Marine. I honor him by keeping the Promises I made to him to Service & Protect those ones loved. Godspeed, David.

Susan DeRoy and Dennis DeRoy Sep 23, 2023

Friend ,Wentzville ,Missouri

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. David was a heroic man and great family man. He will be missed.

John Kilgore Oct 22, 2023

Son ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Happy birthday dad, the world feels so empty and lonely without you here. I miss you.