Patrick "Pat" Royalty, 78, of Strafford, Mo., passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th St., Kansas City, Kan. Interment with honors will follow the service in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. A celebration of Pat's Life will be held after the Funeral and food and drink provided. Pat was born Sept. 20, 1938, in Kansas City, Kan., to Lucien and Lena Royalty. He grew up in Kansas City and attended Rosedale High School. Pat served our country by enlisting in the Unites States Navy on the 6th Day of February in 1956. He served on board the USS Norfolk DL-1 in the Atlantic Fleet as an Engine Man. When not racing or working on cars, Pat worked at Butternut Bread as a Mechanical Engineer, keeping all of the equipment in working order. Pat was preceded in death by his parents, Lucien and Lena, wife, Sharon, brothers, William Royalty, Joseph Lepietra, and Anthony Lepietra. He is survived by the mother of his son, Patricia; son, David, and step-children, Terry Folk and Gary Hanes; brother, Gene Lepietra; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and many dear relatives and friends that were all part of his family. Condolences for Pat may be left at chapelhill-butler.com , as arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112 (913) 334- 3366. Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens. Dignity Memorial.
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