William Omar (Bill) Deatherage passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022. He was born on May 30, 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Omar and Frances Deatherage. He attended Northeast High School and in 1953 joined the United States Coast Guard, where he served until 1957. He then went to work at TWA, where he remained until his retirement in 1991.
In 1966 Bill married Patricia McBratney. Together they raised two sons, David and Matthew.
Bill was active in the community. He served on the Center School District School Board. He was scoutmaster for his two sons and enjoyed many campouts and other adventures. He was a friend of many – the World War I Museum, the Kansas City Zoo, the Nelson-Atkins, the TWA Museum.
While Bill had and made many friends throughout his lifetime, what brought him most joy was his family. He was often heard bragging about his sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren to anyone who would listen. His grandchildren were precious to him, and he was most happy when all the family was gathered together.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert, and granddaughter Sarah Deatherage.
Survivors include his wife Patricia of 55 years, sons David (Kelley) and Matthew (Stephanie) and grandchildren Emma (Alex) Link, Cameron, Thomas, and Becca Deatherage.
A visitation will be held on Friday Jan 28th from 5-7pm at Signature Funerals, 406 E. Bannister Rd., Ste D Kansas City, MO 64131.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the TWA Museum, 10 Richards Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64116.