Wyatt Andrew Childress

January 15, 1996 - June 25, 2020

Obituary For Wyatt Andrew Childress

Wyatt Andrew Childress, 24, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of Smithville, MO, died June 25, 2020 at his home. Wyatt was born on January 15, 1996 and graduated from Wellington-Napoleon High School in 2014. Wyatt worked at Grand Street Cafe where he leaves many friends and regular customers who loved his great sense of adventure and fun. He also played a mean electric bass at the School of Rock for many years. Wyatt loved his family, hanging out with his friends and taking part in any good poker game. People were drawn to Wyatt's contagious smile, magnetic personality and his amazing sense of humor. He was always prepared for absolutely any adventure and loved having new experiences! Wyatt had such a giving heart and will be missed by so many who loved him.

Wyatt is survived by his mom, Debbie Childress of Smithville MO; his dad, Mark (Wendy) of Odessa, MO; sister Heather Childress of Kansas City, MO; step siblings Jarid (Heather) King of Marshall, MO; Alexica (Jake) Valiquette of Grain Valley, MO; Caitlyn Clements of Slater, MO; nieces Karslynn, Kylie and Jaiden, maternal grandparents Larry and Dorothy Joiner of Smithville MO; paternal grandparents Phil (Jama) Childress of Parker City, IN; Lynda Wiseman of Grain Valley, MO; Richard Wiseman of Slater, MO; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10:00 am, with a time of fellowship and sharing stories directly following. Services to be held at Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road, Kansas City MO 64117. We will be following the mandates of Kansas City MO, requiring masks and social distancing. Due to the current environment, plans are subject to change. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valor Ranch, transitional housing for homeless veterans, PO Box 114, Smithville MO 64089, or at This charity was something Wyatt had donated to in the past and he enjoyed wearing his Valor Ranch hat, in order to be able to talk to people about the ranch when asked.

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I will remember what a giving heart Wyatt had, Ryan and I came to stay at Debbie's house and Wyatt gave up his room for us to stay in while we visited.
- Rosemarie Hanlen
Dear Debbie, Grier and I are heartbroken for you and your family! We pray your faith in God brings you peace in the days to come. Hold fast to those memories of your beloved Wyatt and remember the laughter and love you shared. Love is in the Wind, the Tide and always in your heart. Love is forever!
- Lisa Baker
I will remember the last time I saw Wyatt. We joked, we smiled, we laughed and the moment seemed real! Rest in peace brother! A kind young man with a good word for everyone...
- Scott Guthrie

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