Jody Scott Wisecup, 59, Kearney, Mo., passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Jody was born on November 1, 1958 to Eddie J. and Beverly F. Wisecup.
Jody grew up in Kearney, and still lived there with his family. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jewel Arlene (Dagley); daughter, Jessica Cantrell, her husband, Tony, and grandchildren, Madison Scott and Atticus; sister, Rita Kelly and husband, Tom.
He is predeceased by his parents and his brother, Jeff.
Jody had an incredible work ethic and spent his career in the Information Technology field, working for Bill McCullough & Associates in Excelsior Springs, DeLong Sportswear in Grinnell, Iowa, Butler Manufacturing and the last 14 years with HNTB Architecture in Kansas City, Mo.
However, most important to him was his family and cherished friends who will all miss him dearly. Jody had a great love of music, and was himself a talented musician, leaving high school early to join Mike O’Roark and the Freeborn Men, a well-known K.C. area bluegrass band. He played varsity basketball and held the Kearney High School pole vault record for a time. Jody was an avid fisherman and golfer. He studied at Missouri University in Columbia, Central Missouri State University (where he was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity), DeVry Technical Institute, graduating with his Bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College. He never did anything halfway, and we find comfort in knowing he is now reunited in Heaven with his Mom, Dad, and Jeff.
Services will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, 208 S. Jefferson, Kearney, MO 64060. Family and friends may visit from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with the service following. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry to learn of Jody’s passing. I remember him as an adorable baby to a school boy and on into a young man. Rest In Peace Jody.
Mary J. Dannaldson
So sorry for your tremendous loss! Prayers for your family during this difficult time.
Dana Watkins Pair
Jody was a dear coworker. He was a kind man who loved his family dearly. My sincere condolences to Arlene and family during this difficult time.
While I didn’t work with Jody directly, not a morning went by without him providing a joyful “Hello” or “Good Morning” followed by that infectious smile, that brightened the day of all he met. All were blessed who were privileged to meet Jody.
You have my deepest condolences concerning your loss.
It’s hard to think that he won’t be in the office anymore. The warm smile and soft voice will no longer greet us. I thank God for letting us cross the same path and it was my privilege to work with him. To his beloved family, please know that he will be missed tremendously. May the Lord bless and comfort you at this saddest time. Please accept my sincere condolences to you all.
Jody was such an accomplished, fun, thoughtful man. He will be much missed by family and friends, but so easy to remember for so many great reasons! My heartfelt prayers go out to his family.
Jody was a great person and co-worker, it is very hard knowing he will no longer be with us. His infectious smile will always be something I will remember. May he rest in peace and may the Lord bless you all and comfort you.
It’s hard to believe he is gone from his HNTB family. He will truly be missed. Such a kind and Gentle person. He made sure I was always safe coming into the building in the mornings, but he is with God now.
May memories of Jody and the love of family and friends surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
Love from our family to yours,
So sorry for your loss.
I worked alongside Jody for many years at HNTB and was shocked and saddened to hear of his death. He was the consummate professional and we always knew the Oracle databases were in the best of hands. My sincerest condolences to all of his family and friends who mourn him to this day.