Gary William (GW) Crites, age 72, of Shawnee, passed away on January 27, 2023 at Olathe Hospice House, Olathe, Kansas.
He was born on September 15, 1950 to Martin and Christine (Johnson) Crites in St Louis, Missouri and raised in Hayti, Missouri.
On March 5, 1970, he married Paula Miller. Gary and Paula made their home in Shawnee, Kansas where they raised their son, Jason and daughter, Kerrie.
Prior to his retirement, Gary worked in sales at Dynamic Porch & Patio in Independence, Missouri. He spent weekends on the golf course or with family and friends on Lake Pomme de Terre, Missouri. He liked watching golf tournaments, watching old sci-fi movies, cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and KU Jayhawks.
Gary leaves his wife, Paula, of the house; his children Jason (Katrina) Crites and Kerrie (Matt) Greenfelder; his two grandsons, Daniel Crites and Carter Greenfelder, all from Olathe; his sister Paula Mauro of Astoria, Oregon; his brother Charlie Crites of Lacey, Washington. And, of course, his beloved dog, Snickers.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ricky Crites.
No visitation will be held as cremation has taken place. Services may be held at a later date.
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