Jeffery L. Carrel

May 29, 1947 – Feb. 2, 2019

Jeffery L. Carrel, age 71, passed away at his home in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. on Feb. 2, 2019, after a lifelong battle resulting from injuries he sustained in Vietnam.

Jeff was born May 29, 1947, in Excelsior Springs to G.W. and Erma Gean Carrel.  He graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1965.

Jeff enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1968 where he was severely injured by a shot to the head.  He spent the remainder of his military service in the Great Lakes Medical Center where he eventually obtained his honorable discharge.

Jeff married Diane Chipps on Feb. 11, 1982, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father, G.W. Carrel; mother, Erma Gean Barber; step-father, Duane Barber; and grandparents, Harry B. and LouElla Carrel and Ernest and Mildred Clemmons.

Survivors include his wife, Diane; his son, Matt; his stepson, Gary (Tracy) Grass; sister, Pam Love; half-sister, Cathy Scott; grandsons, Mason and Lakota Carrel and Damon Grass; his uncle, H.B. “Shorty” Carrel; cousins Harry Carrel, his wife Nok, and stepdaughter, Nam Thip, and Carl Carrel; and sister-in-law, Connie Chipps-Uehling; nieces, Tamera (Brandon) Kidwell, Tanya (George) Temores, Melissa Uehling, Megan Uehling, Bibbi Herzog and Stevie Herzog; nephews, D.J. Herzog, Shawn and Neil Scott, and many great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs.

Arrangements: Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

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