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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.

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Dennis and Connie Channel  - Joplin, Mo   |2011-12-20 20:07:01
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Brad and our deepest sympathy are with
each and everyone of the family. May Our Heavenly Father comfort you and give
you the strength to get through this difficult time.
Darrel & Judy Crockett  - Lamar   |2011-12-21 22:24:49
Nancy & Billy Bob, we extend our deepest sympathy to you both and for your
entire family at this very difficult time. Please know you are in our daily
prayers and that we lift you up and ask for God to surround you with his love
and mercy. We can not even begin to imagine what you are going through. We
will always cherish the memories we have of time spent with Brad so long ago.
In Christ Love...
Vickey Horton  - Mulvane Ks   |2011-12-22 07:16:42
Brad has blessed our family and I'm so happy to call him family. My prayers are
with Kimberly,Jonthan and all Brad's family. Jesus is with you.
Lloyd and Glenace Humphrey  - Hutchinson, KS   |2011-12-22 08:19:28
Dear Kim, Jonathan, Cass and Bowlin families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with
you.
Tom & Mary Ann Harman  - Midland, TX   |2011-12-22 10:07:55
Nancy, Billy Bob,Kim and Jonathan,
There are not enough words to express our
sadness in hearing of Brad's passing. We all had hoped that he would be able to
win his battle. Mary Ann and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies at your
loss.
Don & LaMalva Keithly  - Lamar, MO   |2011-12-22 14:12:58
Nancy & Billy Bob, there are no words to express the depth of our sorrow at the
loss of Brad. My prayer is that God will enfold you each one in His
compassionate arms and fill you will grace,strength, comfort and courage during
this very sad time. Rest assured that Brad is healthy and whole once again and
will forever remain with you. Shalom` to you may friends.
Pam Quick Tate  - Overland Park KS   |2011-12-22 20:25:05
I am so sorry for your loss! Brad was such a great person. I have fond
memories of riding around the square with Brad.
Darrell & Wanda Mayberry  - Shawnee,Kansas   |2011-12-23 09:13:40
We will forever cherish the memories of the short time we had with Brad.He was a
blessing to the both of us,he made us feel as though we were part of the family.
We lift up Kimberly,Jonathan,Conrad,Eyvonne and everyone in the family,and ask
God to surround you with his love and mercy. In Christ Love....
Mary Green-Potter   |2011-12-23 09:42:25
I am so sorry for your loss. You are al in my prayers. May God Bless you and
keep you in this time of sorrow.
Craig Johnson  - Hutchinson Kansas   |2011-12-23 09:48:44
I was fortunate to be able to share Brads love of golf for many years. The
Dressman Golf tourney was a tradition and I enjoyed his company... that special
smile and his skill of the game. My prayers are with the family. Hit them long
and straight Brad....
Tim Dressman  - Hutchinson, Kansas   |2011-12-23 10:13:51
What a wonderful,gentle Man. My family and I have many fond memory's with
Bradley on the Links.
May God bless you and comfort you through this sad time.
Greg & Amy Smith  - Joplin, Missouri   |2011-12-23 15:08:44
Billy Bob & Nancy,
We are so sorry for your loss. Brad was a great friend and we
will always cherish our memories of him. Please let us know if there is anything
we can do for you. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Jim & Lora Sandlin  - Word of life church   |2011-12-23 15:15:51
our deepest symapthy, prayers are with his family at this time....may the peace
of God carry you through this most difficult grief.
Stacey Keithly  - Mission, KS   |2011-12-23 15:51:31
Nancy & Billy Bob, there are no comforting words that I can say. I am so sorry
to hear about your loss. I will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers even
more than they already were.. I love you guys..
Janell Sitton-Coats  - Joplin, MO   |2011-12-24 13:11:55
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.
Susie Arft Keepper  - Columbia, MO   |2011-12-26 20:48:54
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.
Archie and Marilyn dempsey  - Properity Mo   |2011-12-27 09:03:45
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.
"WHAT A CHRISTMAS"
Karen J. Brooks, Melody & Harm  - Carl Junction, Missouri   |2011-12-27 09:40:52
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
Alana Horton  - Wichita, KS   |2011-12-27 10:15:28
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
Mark and Barbara Cantua  - St. Joseph, Missouri   |2011-12-27 12:09:58
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
Grant, Carol & Elise Gasson  - Chandler, AZ   |2011-12-27 16:20:31
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.
Wendy Woods  - Greenwood, MO   |2011-12-27 21:23:47
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!
Tom and Lana Fraccascia  - Kansas City, Mo   |2011-12-28 15:29:50
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
Paul and Teresa Divine  - Joplin, MO   |2012-04-11 17:27:02
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
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