Oliver W. “Tut” McAfee, Jr., 62, Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away at his home on January 17, 2023.
Tut was born on February 24, 1960 to Marjorie E. “Marge” and Oliver W. “Tut” McAfee, in Branson, Missouri.
He attended Liberty Schools, graduating from Liberty High School in 1978. He met the love of his life, Julie Knopick, while living in Nebraska, and they were later married in Columbus, Nebraska. The couple had made Excelsior Springs their home for many years.
He was a proud Shriner, a member of the Scottish Rite, and Past Master of Clay Lodge #207.
Tut was preceded in death by his wife, Julie, and his parents, Marge and Tut McAfee.
He is survived by three sisters, Candy, Cindy, and Mindy; nieces and nephews.
A Masonic service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 02, 2023 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs with a private burial to follow.
In lieu of flowers, Tut requested that donations be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Our Sincere Condolences
Tut, missing your smile, laugh and sense of humor. No one was a stranger to you. Give Julie a hug from Lynn and I.
David Martin Lundin
I miss you King Tut and will always be thankful I got to be your friend and for your service to this country. Tell Julie I said hi and I hope you two are having the time of your life up there. You always told me to never stop smiling so I won’t stop smiling for you Tut. Fly high with Julie and remember never stop smiling.
Love and miss you always Tut.
Your friend Jennifer Shoemaker
I will never forget how you treated us like family. You were always so happy to see me but hated when I would leave.. not a day goes by that we don’t think about you.. r.i.p you will always be in our thoughts.. but you’re happy and at peace and back home with the two loves of your life.
Tut, I saw you smiling when you left us to go be with Julie. Give her hugs from all of us down here. You were a great friend and neighbor. I will miss your smiling face.
Love ya Chris, Roscoe & Felony, worm
Sure do miss seeing you and hearing about your dip you was going to try to make us with your sandwiches. Trying on that dress you gave me in case I wanted to wear it as a wedding dress. I will be sure to wear it during my wedding at some point rather its walking down the aisle or for after the ceremony just for you. I can see the smile on your face when I tried it on for you and said it reminded you of Julie and you told me she have your permission to give it to me. I still have your voicemail on my phone. Fly high with Julie and your pup up there in heaven.
Amanda, David, Ava and William
You were so special to me. I always enjoyed our chats and loved to complain to you because you would always listen. You were one of my closest friends and I will forever miss you. Take care of Julie, grandpa and grandma for me.
Tut my Brother,
When the world of freemasonry brought us together, it was as if we had been together since childhood. After all, we were enjoying a second childhood at the time. It was an honor to help during your illness and an honor to call you brother. together we walked several paths, supporting each other as we went. The laughter, and experiences we shared will remain with me through this lifetime and hopefully beyond.
There are few in this life that become as brothers. I am proud you were one of mine. Godspeed my friend, the next adventure awaits!
Deepest condolences to family and friends.
I knew Tut and Julie as friends. I know he loved her with his whole person and she, him, with the same deep care and passion.
They are together again and that love is forever. Rest easy friend.
Shawna and Troy Mull
I will miss you my buddy never forget the 1st time I met you on the assembly line at GM (Leeds). We had such great times after that. Loss touch with you then we hooked back up in 2019 say hello to Larry Weatherford for me & Julie was very sad when she passed. I only knew her for such a short time, RIP to the both of you.