Roger Lea Hurtubise Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 20, 2023.
He was born on January 5, 1960 in Versailles, MO, to Roger Hurtubise Sr. and Marian Willis Hurtubise. He graduated in 1978 from Excelsior Springs High School where he met his furture wife, Catherine Foote. They would later marry April 25, 1981.
Roger leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Cathy; his son, Roger Lea the third; his two sisters, Alicia Cunningham (Vince, Centerview) and Virginia “Ginny” Murray (Ray, Kansas City). He also leaves behind four nephews, Jeff Foote, Daniel Foster, Kyle Foster, and Chris Cunningham, as well as one niece, Emily Murray; six aunts, Margret Simmers, Susie Thompson, and Kaye Dowell on his mother’s side, and Patricia Pope, Phebe Avery, and Mary Jane Starke on his father’s side.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father in 1991, and mother in 2022.
On August 11, 2021 he retired from working at Dragon Distributing after 42 years. He played numerous sports growing up. He also coached a softball team for the Elks Lodge, where he was a fixture every Thursday Night calling Bingo.
He loved tinkering with and showing cars, he was a member of Goodguys, and HPAC Mopar, and attended multiple shows, and cruises during the summer. There he met a lot of friends that he had for years.
He also enjoyed collecting coins, he would say the true value they hold was the history they had.
A Shooting Star maniac, and a member of Max Floyd’s rock and roll army, he loved attending concerts that he’d attend with his youngest sister and son. He enjoyed all genres of music.
Later in life he developed a love of the English Premiere Soccer League, with the Tottingham Football Club being his favorite.
Roger will be missed by all who knew him, his family, and his friends.
Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, February 3, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, MO.
Our Sincere Condolences
What a lovely tribute to a good man who loved his family and his community. I am very sorry for your loss.
Sorry to hear about Roger. We competed in many a sport thru park and rec as well as Men’s softball tournaments. Roger was always a true sportsman in sportsmanship as well as seeing you in public. Prayers to the family.
We are very sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. He was a great guy and longtime friend going back to our high school days. Later in life I always enjoyed visiting with Roger at the car show events we both attended. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.