William “Brad” Stivers
William “Brad” Stivers, 61, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 after a short battle with AML & pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be held at 10am on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS. Immediately following will be the memorial service at 11am. The family has requested that everyone wear casual attire; KU, Chiefs, or red/blue apparel. This is a celebration of Brads life and the family wants everyone to remember his kind, fun loving and generous spirit.
Brad was born on January 23, 1957 in Kansas City, MO. He was born and raised in the Overland Park/Prairie Village where he spent his entire life. He graduated from Shawnee Mission South in 1975 and went on to attend the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with an emphasis in advertising. After earning his degree at KU he worked at Fleming Foods, Valentine Radford, Marketing Resources of America, Paddock Video and Film Productions, MRA advertising agency and finished his career at Sprint where he worked for almost 20 years.
Brad was a very kind, generous, and caring friend to all. He never knew a stranger and would always start up a conversation with you. In his free time he enjoyed tennis, golf, poker, magic, and most recently worked part time at Belvoir Winery, where he enjoyed talking with customers and working with his daughter, Kristen. He touched so many lives and will truly be missed by all.
Some of Brad’s proudest moments include the birth of his daughter and attending all of her different sporting events and activities. Along with that, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends from vacations, tennis, lake trips and watching KU basketball games.
Brad is survived by his wife, Debbie, of the home, his daughter Kristen and her husband Michael Rodenberg of Kansas City, MO, his sister, Barbie Stivers, of Lenexa, KS, and his parents, Bill & Marie Stivers, of Overland Park, KS, along with many relatives on his wife’s side. He loved his family and friends and will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of the Resurrection or Kansas City Hospice.