John Ritchey DeBoard, Jr.

John Ritchey DeBoard, Jr, age 67, of Kansas City, Missouri, was born on July 18, 1954, in Mountain View, Missouri. The son of John DeBoard Sr. and Mary Frances (Markham) DeBoard, both preceded him in his passing. His life ended early in the morning on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill, Kansas City, Missouri.
John was a very loving man, and he always provided a helping hand and a shoulder to cry on for anyone who was his friend or family. He always told stories and loved nothing more than to talk to people, and have a good laugh. He was hilarious, and it was common to hear him making everyone in a room laugh out loud. Some of John’s favorite things to do were, read western books, watch murder mystery television, and of course, talk to his loved ones on the telephone. He was a simple man, with simple pleasures and an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude. John will always be remembered for his honesty and loyalty.
He had a variety of jobs throughout his life. He worked as an electrician for many years, drove a taxi and for Uber, spent a long time working as a pizza delivery driver, and even worked at an envelope company. All of these jobs John enjoyed but none compared to his time driving an eighteen-wheel big truck. He traveled all across the United States and even into Canada and Mexico. A few of these years, John brought his daughter, Angelique, with him during the summer. The memories made during his time on the road were shared with everyone he spoke with. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting John would know that he was a truck driver at heart.
John’s immediate family include his daughter, Angelique DeBoard; brother, Ed DeBoard and wife, Joyce; sister, Dorothy (DeBoard) Moore; two nephews, Kevin Moore and Kyle Moore; two nieces, Ashley Brooks and Andrea Greenan and husband, Michael; two great-nieces, Corinna Moore and Ava Greenan; and six great-nephews, Ashton Moore, Carter Greenan, Kaden Brooks, Kanton Brooks, Jaymez Gibson, and Konnor Moore; and numerous people in his life that were not family by blood but were family in his heart. He loved everyone and will forever have a special place in everyone's heart.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Missouri, with Pastor James Duddridge officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service from 10-11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Center Hill Cemetery or Forest Dell Church. Condolences may be expressed at
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