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Tarl C. Neitzey

May 2, 1972 — January 23, 2022

Tarl Christopher Neitzey was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey on May 2, 1972. He passed away in Kansas City, Missouri on January 23, 2022, after battling coronavirus pneumonia for 24 days.

His mom recalls his favorite teddy bear. He carried it with him everywhere, along with a cowboy hat he loved so much, he wore it even after throwing it in the toilet. Tarl’s family moved to Kansas City when he was five. He always loved visits with his grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins in Texas and Oklahoma.

Tarl and Gina met at Kansas City Baptist Temple at high school summer camp. Over the next four years they cultivated a friendship that grew into love. They knew God had put them together, and in 1995 they were married. Throughout their 26 years of marriage, they faithfully ministered together in premarital counseling, leading small group Bible studies, going on mission trips, discipling, hosting international students, and many other opportunities God presented to share the love of Christ.

Children are an heritage from the Lord, and Tarl and Gina were blessed with three of them. Being only a year and a half apart from each other, Daniel, Elisa and Rebekah Neitzey became very close. Tarl was an adventurous and fun father who loved to teach his kids life lessons. He often taught in the moment by bringing them alongside as he worked and played.

Some of Tarl’s favorite things included backpacking, camping, cycling, online gaming with friends, nerdy games, gardening, spending time with family and friends, cooking and renovating with his kids. He also appreciated a fine bourbon. His creativity shined through when he planned meticulous scavenger hunts, parties, landscape design and romantic getaways.

Tarl and Gina made a tradition of bringing rocks home from their travels. Recently Tarl had started a rock garden for Gina so she would have a place for their special rocks. If you would like to add to Tarl’s Memorial Rock Garden, feel free to bring a small rock, plain or decorated, and leave it at the visitation or get it to Gina later.

Tarl touched so many lives in such a short time on this earth. He made the most unlikely connections with people which produced lasting friendships. People knew they could be their true selves around Tarl because his love was unconditional. Not everyone caught onto his sarcastic humor, but he always knew how to make those closest to him laugh.

Preceded in death by grandparents John & Ruth Chambers and Almous & Coleta McMurry; and nephew, Jayden Neitzey. Survived by wife, Gina Neitzey; children, Daniel Neitzey, Elisa Neitzey, and Rebekah Neitzey; parents, Mike & Chris Neitzey and Gary & Sharon Hart; and brother, Tim Neitzey; along with countless extended family and friends.

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Visitation — 9:30-11:00am
Funeral Service — 11:00-Noon
Living Faith, 1121 SW Hook Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082

The Funeral Service will have live streaming available at this link http://youtu.be/s95WugXXt6A

Followed by Private Interment — 2:30pm
Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138

Contributions — Tarl participated in mission trips to Nepal in 2009 and 2011 to share the message of Jesus Christ with the people of Nepal, and to visit the Hope Family orphanage, which he and Gina support financially. This organization takes in children who are abandoned, adopts them, and teaches them the Word of God. You can visit “Hope Family Orphans Nepal” on Facebook for their story. If you would like to give, visit mbtkc.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving and select "Nepal Hope Orphanage."

Service Information:

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Visitation — 9:30-11:00am
Funeral Service — 11:00-Noon
Living Faith, 1121 SW Hook Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082

The Funeral Service will have live streaming available at this link http://youtu.be/s95WugXXt6A

Followed by Private Interment — 2:30pm
Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138

Contributions — Tarl participated in mission trips to Nepal in 2009 and 2011 to share the message of Jesus Christ with the people of Nepal, and to visit the Hope Family orphanage, which he and Gina support financially. This organization takes in children who are abandoned, adopts them, and teaches them the Word of God. You can visit “Hope Family Orphans Nepal” on Facebook for their story. If you would like to give, visit mbtkc.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving and select “Nepal Hope Orphanage.”

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