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Brad Cass, 49, of Kansas City, MO, completed his battle with cancer and won the victory of eternal life, Tuesday, December 20, 2011.

Brad was born September 11, 1962 in Lamar, MO to Billy Bob and Nancy (Phipps) Cass.  Brad is survived by his loving wife Kim (Bowlin) Cass of the home; son Jonathan of the home; his parents, Billy Bob and Nancy Cass, Joplin, MO; Maternal grandmother, Mary Phipps, Lamar, MO; his in-laws, Conrad and Eyvonne Bowlin, Kansas City, MO; sister and brother-in-law Rebecca and Steve Obal, Tulsa, OK; brother and sister-in-law Carl and Lavon Bowlin, St. Louis, MO; brother-in-law Cliff Bowlin, Tulsa, OK; brother-in-law Craig Bowlin, West Fork, AR; brother-in-law James Ortega, Joplin, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.  Brad was greeted in heaven by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Helen Cass; maternal grandfather, John Phipps; and sister Amy Ortega.

Brad attended Lamar schools and Central Christian Academy in Joplin, MO where he graduated.

Brad's deep and abiding love was his wife Kim and son Jonathan.  Family was his priority and richest treasure.  He was also a very successful businessman and entrepreneur.  With his keen vision and business insight he and his wife Kim, together with their business partners Jack and Anita McDonald,  built  Environmental Management of K.C., Inc. from the ground up.

Brad attended Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, MO and Vineyard Church in Kansas City, MO where he was an active part of the Men's Bible Study Group.

Brad was an avid golfer and loved the excitement of traveling.  More recently, after being diagnosed with cancer, Brad spent tireless hours researching cancer and cancer treatment.  He was part of Team Up Against Cancer and dreamed of educating those diagnosed with cancer.  He had a passion to help others on their journey to health.  His immense heart and glowing vision will be an enduring legacy.


A funeral service will be held 10:30 am Wednesday December 28, 2011  at Vineyard Church, 12300 NW Arrowhead Trafficway, Kansas City, MO.


A graveside service will be 11:00 am Thursday December 29, 2011 at Nigh Cemetery, Lamar.


Contributions are suggested to Team Up Against Cancer in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#24 Joplin, MOPaul and Teresa Divine 2012-04-11 16:27
Kim and Jonathan, Billy Bob and Nancy, We struggle each and every day with our own loss,and yet we feel like we know yours as well. We know that each relationship is different, and so no two losses are the same. Kim, it meant so much to Teresa and a I, when you and Brad came to Brennan's visitation. I struggle to remember who was there,and who was not, but you both always be in my memory. I regularly ask if so and so was at visitation or the funeral, but not both of you. You both are in my memory. Brad was an extremely significant part of my life, and a great friend, and a member of our family, for Teresa and I. Life really just passes us by, and we so carelessly allow those who mean so much, to leave us without letting them know what they mean to us. It really will always mean so much to me that Brad wanted to keep in contact until he could not any longer. I have to admit, that I have struggled so much in my own grief that I have not been much help to those around me. I wish so very much that there were words of deep and spiritual wisdom we could impart to all of you that would ease your pain. If there were, we would feel some relief as well. God Bless You All, and Your Days ahead. I am weak, and yet he is strong, and I know, whatever he leads me through, I will overcome, and will reign with you forever.
#23 Kansas City, MoTom and Lana Fraccascia 2011-12-28 14:29
We are so sorry for the lose of Brad. What a kind man. I am so thankful for the time we spent at your home group in K.C. We are lifting you, Jonathon and family up to the Lord daily. We are praying comfort for you all at this time of great sorrow. What joy we will have when we see him again in heaven.

Our sincerest sympathy,
Tom and Lana Fraccascia
#22 Greenwood, MOWendy Woods 2011-12-27 20:23
Kim and Jonathan,

I was stunned to hear of Brad's passing. What an amazing pair you were and the perfect compliment to one another in addition to being fantastic parents. May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
#21 Chandler, AZGrant, Carol & Elise Gasson 2011-12-27 15:20
We are saddened to hear of the loss of Brad, but we rejoice with you that he is with Jesus. We will be praying for you as you move through a very difficult time in your life. We pray for God's peace and joy to sustain you and his wisdom and discernment to guide you in the days/weeks to come.
#20 St. Joseph, MissouriMark and Barbara Cantua 2011-12-27 11:09
To Kim, It seems like yesterday when we all were at WOLC fellowshipping and again time has slipped through our hands, but the time we had together laughing, enjoying each others company and eating will never be forgotten. Can hardly wait to see him again to make the Garlic mashed potatoes he so loved. Just knowing makes me rejoice in my spirit and in my heart that we will see each other again. Love Always Mark and Barb
#19 Wichita, KSAlana Horton 2011-12-27 09:15
Gene and I are deeply saddened to hear of Brad's passing. He was truly a gentle, kind man and loving father and husband. May God be your comfort, Kim and Jonathan, knowing Brad is in His arms. We love you, Gene and Alana Horton
#18 Carl Junction, MissouriKaren J. Brooks, Melody & Harm 2011-12-27 08:40
To all the members of Brad's Family,
Sending our sympathy for your loss.
You all are in our thoughts and prayers and may God give you strength and be with you always.
Your Phipps' cousins
Karen J. Brooks, Melody & Harmouni Cundiff
#17 Properity MoArchie and Marilyn dempsey 2011-12-27 08:03
Last week, we sat saying goodbye to an old friend who had 38 great grandchildren, and out of the mouth of one of these little ones came, "Wow this year papa gets to spend Jesus birthday, with Jesus". Nancy and Billy Bob, we know that our Kenneth, Amy and Brad got to spend Christmas together, with Jesus.
#16 Columbia, MOSusie Arft Keepper 2011-12-26 19:48
My deepest sympathy goes out to Nancy, Billy Bob, Kim, and Jonathan; I have known Brad all my life and he was one of the kindest and most sincere guys I have ever known. Mom and Dad want to express their grief as well. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#15 Joplin, MOJanell Sitton-Coats 2011-12-24 12:11
I have wonderful childhood memories of trick-or-treating with Brad. And memories of trying hard to stay out of trouble at CCA.
The Light of God surrounds us. The Love of God enfolds us. The Power of God protects us. The Presence of God watches over us. Wherever we are, God is, and all is well.

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