David S. “Scott” Talley, 67, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away peacefully on April 26, 2019 following a courageous battle with chondrosarcoma.
Scott was born October 30 in Findlay, Ohio to Chief Master Sergeant (ret) Harold and Mrs. Jeannie (Parker) Talley and graduated from Commerce HS in Commerce, TX in 1969. Scott returned to college while working full time and completed a Bachelor’s Degree from Park College in 1986.
As the son of a career Air Force father, Scott lived in many locations in the U.S. and on the Azores Islands (Portugal). During his teen years Scott served as a surrogate father to his siblings while their father deployed on numerous remote assignments throughout Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. His family was stationed at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base from 1970 – 1975. Scott remained in the Kansas City area and married Denise (DeWitt) on April 8, 1989. Scott was a loving and caring brother, husband, father and grandfather to his family.
Scott worked in procurement and supply chain for companies in the Kansas City area including Kenworth, Honeywell FM&T and Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. His negotiation skills were admired and appreciated by many. He was often the voice of reason and had the ability to maintain a calm demeanor during heated discussions and times of chaos. Scott enjoyed traveling, riding his Harley-Davidson, NASCAR races, and mentoring students in FIRST robotics.
Scott leaves behind his wife, Denise Talley of 30 years; daughter Chaelah Jenkins; sons Scott Talley II and Cameron Talley; grandchildren, Morgan, Zoe, Harrison, and Miles; brother, Tim Talley; sister, Tami Nodland; brother, Colonel (ret) Mark Talley (Beth); nephew, Stuart Talley (Isabel) and nieces, Amanda Leatherwood and Katherine Talley. He is also survived by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Linda and Bill DeWitt; sister-in-law Diana DeWitt; nephew, Daniel DeWitt and niece, Jamie DeWitt.
A graveside service will be held on May 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Longview Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life at the Harris Park Community Center, 110 SW Blue Pkwy, Lee's Summit, MO 64063.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, PO Box 98160 Washington, DC 20090-8160 www.curesarcoma.org or Lee’s Summit North Broncobots, c/o Lynn Griffith, 901 NE Douglas, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.