Donald Dean Fenson 65 of Kansas City Missouri passed away October 13th 2018 at the
Kansas City VA Medical Center surrounded by family.
Donald was born January 18th 1953 the 5th child of Robert Junior Fenson , and Nancy Jane Grimes. .
He attended Manchester School and East high School. He served in the U. S. Army. He worked a lot of odd jobs, he had also worked at the Kansas City Water Department.
Donald always had a joke, and loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed fishing and drinking.
He was always helping friends out , you could always depend on him to be there.
Growing up you could always find him hanging out on 13th street with the Montavy Family, or a few doors up at the Garrett house., also the Johnson family. Over the years he made numerous friends, who most became a second family to him.
Donald never had children but loved to spend time with his nieces and nephews, and loved all of them dearly.
He picked up a nick name of Peanuts through his younger years, that stuck for years to come , and for some that’s all they knew him by.
After 2009 he lived down at the lake in Versailles Missouri , he loved it there, spending his time cutting grass , chopping wood , and all who knew him , knew he was always doing something, always on the go. He would coming up to town to spend time with his girlfriend Vicki , or going to doctor appointments, but he was always happy to go back home.
Donald loved his beer, and we all have a few wonderful memories of those times that brings a smile to our face, but Donald had stopped drinking for a year and four months, and he was proud of that accomplishment .
Donald became ill with cancer , he stated he was going to fight it. and he did the best he could, but as always , he did it quickly because he had something else to do, to go home to heaven to be with his family there.
His last few days where spent with loving family and friends close by, and while no one was watching he slipped away , so he wouldn’t have to say goodbye.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. Fenson and Nancy J. ( Grimes) Fenson , and two brothers, Robert E. Fenson and Danny L. Fenson . Step father William L. Jeffurs. He is survived by three sisters, Nancy Bristow, of Kansas City, Linda Harp of Independence, and Sarah VanBibber of Kansas City. His girlfriend Vicki Stacy of Independence, and numerous nieces and nephews, all whom love and will miss him.
Services will be at Higginsville State Veterans Cemetery,.
Friday November 2nd 2018 , at 1:00pm.
The family wishes to express a very special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at the VA Medical Center 8th Floor , who cared for Donald with exceptional compassion, understanding, and professionalism.