LODD Firefighter - Paramedic Charles "Chuck" Hampton McCormick

It is with profound sadness that the West Peculiar Fire Protection District, South Metro Fire Protection District, and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3112 announce the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter – Paramedic Charles “Chuck” McCormick.

Firefighter – Paramedic McCormick lived a life of service, serving with the National Guard 1135th Engineer Company from Sept 2011 – Sept 2014; serving with the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services from Oct 2014 – Sept 2017; Served with South Metro Fire Protection District from Jan 2018 – Nov 2019; and began serving with West Peculiar Fire in December of 2019.

Chuck is survived by his wife Rachel; his sons Kyler, Kaiden, and Kolten; his mother Melanie; brothers Warren and William.

Visitation will be held 4PM – 8PM Friday January 10th, 2020 at Abundant Life Church 304 SW Persels Rd, Lee’s Summit Mo. 64081. With the family present from 4PM – 6PM.

A Firefighters walk-through will occur at 5:30PM. Funeral Services will be held 11AM Saturday January 11th, 2020 at Abundant Life Church, 304 SW Persels Rd, Lee’s Summit Mo. 64081

Full professional honors will be afforded. Cemetery Services will be private, although an apparatus procession to the cemetery will occur.

Honor Guard coordinator Pat Furlong pfurlong@mac.com 816-916-7992

Pipes and Drum Coordinator – Brett McCoy bmccoykckfd@gmail.com 816-804-3930

Agencies bringing apparatus, please contact Jason Murray jason@worshipcenter.cc 816-896-4915

A block of hotel rooms ($89) have been reserved for Thursday and Friday nights at the Hampton Inn – 16410 Cornerstone Drive, Belton MO 64012. Use Reservation code #94968422

Jamie George, Buffalo Fire

James "Jamie" Robert George age 68 of Buffalo, Missouri passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Jamie was preceded in death by his father Estell L. George, mother Slyvia Fern (Evans) George, two brothers Estill George and Jerry George. Survivors include his daughter Rachel Anne George of Buffalo; sister Marie George of Buffalo; brother Richard George and niece Lori George and Family of Cleburne, Tx; and niece Sue George. Nikki Berry, Brody Berry, Kenna Berry, Sarah Turner, Anja Mahan, and Stormy Vaughn aka "little one" all of Buffalo and known as his other kids. There are many others, as Jamie never knew a stranger. He had friends, some we don't even know. Jamie would say they are family and not just friends. His daughter Rachel was as he said "the best thing he ever did". She was his life.

Buffalo meant so much to him. He made it his mission in life to give back to his community that he loved so much. Jamie served on the Buffalo City Fire and Rescue for 32 years and Buffalo Rural Fire Department for 50 years. He was appointed as Buffalo City Council member July 14, 2003 to present.

Jamie loved camping, word searches and helping people. He loved going to the casinos with his friends and daughter. Jamie would spend hours in the game room with Rachel, Nikki, Kenna, Brody and Sarah always striving for the prizes and never leaving until they all got what they wanted. Jamie will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by so many.

Services will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cantlon Otterness & Viets Funeral Home in Buffalo. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness & Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 24, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Herman Ott, Jr. Russellville-Lohman Fire

Herman C. Ott, Jr., also known as Junior, of Lohman, MO passed away Sunday January 19, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born November 8, 1936 in Lohman, MO, the son of Herman H. and Louise (Sauer) Ott, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Russellville High School. Junior was united in marriage November 18, 1962, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Russellville, MO to Carol Lee (Koestner) Ott, who survives of the home. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Russellville, MO. He worked many years for Jungmeyer Lumber Company, Russellville, MO and also worked for Twin Cities, California, MO. He served in the US Army Reserves. He was a first responder and member of the Russellville-Lohman Volunteer Fire Department for over 45 years. He loved to work in his shop on his tractors, go tractor pulling with his tractors, and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

A special thanks to Hospice Compassus and other family members and friends for the extraordinary care provided to Junior. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered.

Survivors include: one son, Mitchell Carl (Michelle) Ott, Russellville, MO; three daughters, Robin Lee Eskens, McDonough, GA, Susan Lynn Hogue, Lohman, MO, and Dawn Renee Hill, Auxvasse, MO; five grandchildren, Kameron Hogue, Miranda Hill, Dustin Hill, Miranda Whelan, and Matthew Fringer; one great grandchild, Bryden Whelan, one sister, Gertrude (John) Davis, Jefferson City, MO, and one sister-in-law, Della Ott, Russellville, MO. In addition to his parents, Junior was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Frank Ott.

Visitation will be Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Russellville, MO with the funeral services to follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Ed Merkel officiating.

Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe, Ste 100, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or Trinity Lutheran Church, 13007 Route C, Russellville, MO 65074.

Retired Captain Roy Kirby, Battlefield Fire

It is with deep regret, the Battlefield Fire District announces the passing of Captain (Ret.) Roy Kirby today. Roy Kirby, 64, passed from this life on Friday, January 24, 2020, at his home in Battlefield, Missouri. Captain Kirby served 26 years with the District prior to his retirement in 2019.

Captain Kirby was the course manager for the District's EMT-B course for many years teaching the future of EMS in Southwest Missouri among many other achievements a long career of service brings.

A Celebration of Life honoring Roy will be held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2020, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Rd., in Springfield, Missouri.

A detailed obituary will be posted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Battlefield Fire District or to assist the family with funeral services and expenses.

Roy's care has been entrusted to Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory.