JIMMY O. HALLEY
Jimmy Orville Halley, 91, passed away peacefully October 11, 2016, in the home he lived in for over 60 years. Visitation for friends and family will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I- 35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Services and military honors for Jimmy's family members will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Chapel of Hope at Mount Moriah South Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Hope Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Wounded Warriors. Jimmy was born July 22, 1925, in Atwood, IL, the older of two sons of Orval G. (O.G.) and Vivian (Hendrickson) Halley. He moved to Kansas City as a very small child, so he always considered Kansas City his hometown. Jimmy joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, during World War II. He served as a medic on the USS Bountiful (AH-9). He enlisted later as a Navy medic during the Korean conflict, receiving honorable discharge in May, 1952. Jimmy was united in marriage to Vivian Johnson in 1953, in a wedding gown made with silk he proudly brought home from Korea. They were married for 60 years until her death in 2014. Jimmy worked as a salesman in the cement business, retiring at age 65 from Ash Grove Cement Company after 25 years there. He then went to work for his brother Richard's plant, Northland Ready Mix in Claycomo, until age 84. Jimmy and Vivian were longtime "Winter Texans" at Pharr, TX, and enjoyed many years at Truman Lake near Warsaw, MO. He also loved playing the piano by ear from childhood until a few days before his death. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Along with his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his brother, Richard; son, Scott; and wife, Vivian. Survivors include his daughter, Carolyn Halley Clifford; grandchildren, Jeremy Lewis (Kristyn), Brandon Lewis and Timothy Clifford, April Halley and Sarah Halley Ward (Adam); great grandchildren, Cameron and Kylie Lewis, Scott and Seth Ward; as well as other family members and friends. Jimmy was loved by all, near and far. You may share a message with the family or sign a guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com Arr.: Park Lawn Northland Chapel, (816) 781-8228.
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