Everett Lee “Pete” Montgomery, Jr., 81, of Kingsville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born July 19, 1940, the son of Everett Lee and Georgia Doris (Beamer) Montgomery in LaTour.
He was baptized into the LaTour Presbyterian Church as a child and attended as long as his health permitted.
He was a 1958 graduate of LaTour High School. Pete spent his entire life in the LaTour and Kingsville area.
He served his community on the Kingsville City Council and as a member of the Kingsville Cemetery Board.
Pete worked for Stahl Specialty Co. as a truck driver and transportation manager for 38 years, retiring in 2003.
He was a member of the executive committee of the Missouri Bus and Truck Association, and a member of the American Truck Historical Society.
After retiring from Stahls, he drove for Hobbs Transport for 14 years.
On January 24, 1964, he was united in marriage to Patricia Hobbs Coleman at the LaTour Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pat; four children, Gregg Montgomery of Holden; Donna Fizer (Rick) of Holden; Sheri Villegas of Pleasant Hill; and Kevin Coleman (Heather) of Kingsville; two sisters, Linda Harris (Bob) and Ann Clemmons (Ed), all of Pleasant Hill; nine grandchildren, Joshua Fizer (Rebecca), Evan Montgomery (Emily) and Erin Montgomery, all of Lee’s Summit; Coleman Gregg (Traci) of Blue Springs; Crosby Coleman (Sarah) of Kingsville; Paige Farmer (Weston) of Holden; Conor Coleman of Kansas City; Claire Clapper (Wolfgang) of Pleasant Hill, Cassidy Coleman of Wichita, KS; nine great-grandchildren: Chloe Gudde-Fizer, Everett Montgomery, William Fizer, Madeleine Montgomery, Elaina Montgomery, Emmerson Gregg, Scarlett Farmer, Brynlee Gregg and Sage Farmer; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter-in-law, Nancy Montgomery.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, November 19 at Kingsville Baptist Church, with Pastor John McRoy and Elder Donna Harper co-officiating.
Interment will follow at the Kingsville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Network in care of Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.
The family also wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jaswinder Singh and the clinical staff at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Belton, Missouri.
Arrangements entrusted to Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net.