We are sad to report that Bicycle Shack owner Chris Smedley lost his battle with pancreatic cancer this past Sunday. Visitation is Friday evening at Holmeswood Baptist Church, 9700 Holmes, with funeral service Saturday at 10:30am at the church.
Christopher B. Smedley, 51, of Kansas City, MO, passed away April 29, 2012 at his home. Chris was born April 24, 1961 in Kansas City, MO to Rick and Charline Smedley. He graduated from Grandview High School in 1979. Chris owned and operated the Bicycle Shack in south Kansas City, established in 1981. Chris married Debra Bishop August 12, 1985. Chris was preceded in death by his father, Rick Smedley. He is survived by his wife Debra Smedley, son and daughter- in-law Jason and Jody Starforth, daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and Mark Stieger, and three grandsons Zach, Nathan, and Aidan. Chris is also survived by his mother Charline Whitsitt, brother and sister-in-law Victor and Teri Smedley, brother Russell Smedley, and brother and sister-in-law Greg and Michelle Smedley. Chris turned 51 last Tuesday and was surrounded by family last Sunday as we celebrated a birthday we didn't believe possible a year ago. He was kind and gentle in life and was favored with a peaceful end. He not only taught us how to live well - he now has taught us how to go gracefully. Visitation will be Friday, May 4th, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Holmeswood Baptist Church at 9700 Holmes in Kansas City, MO. The funeral service will be Saturday, May 5th, at 10:30 a.m. at Holmeswood Baptist Church, followed by a private interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery South. Condolences may be offered at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com. Mt Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home. 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131. (816) 942-2004 www.mtmoriah-freeman.com