David Ryland Mudd, 62, of Warrensburg, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri.
David was born on Aug. 16, 1956, in Lexington, Missouri, the son of Billy Paris Mudd and Lucy Claire (Miller) Mudd.
He was a graduate of University High School and also obtained his associates degree at Central Missouri State University. He worked as a power equipment manager for Swishers of Warrensburg.
On Aug. 16, 1980, he married Janet Jorgensen at the University Chapel, in Warrensburg. Together, they had three daughters, Melissa, Mallory, and Macae. David spent many years surrounded by close friends and family fishing, hunting, and enjoying the outdoors. He also spent numerous weekends on his Harley with his wife, children, and fellow motorcyclists. David made many memories with fellow riders traveling to different events including the annual Sturgis rallies in South Dakota. Some of his other hobbies included refinishing clocks, flying model airplanes, working on the family vehicles, woodworking, barbecuing, and spending time with his granddogs. David was well known for extending a welcoming hand or hug to all those that knew him or his children. His helpful personality was also recognized by those he met through his copy machine sales and service business. David was a charter member of the American Legion Riders, Chapter 131 and Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 131 of Warrensburg. He was also involved in the Patriot Guard Riders of America and served in many Riders and Patriot Guard Missions across the midwest. David and Janet enjoyed traveling to visit their daughters, Melissa and Mallory, to enjoy their company, but also do hands-on projects together. Closer to home, David spent time with Janet, Macae, and Michael, cheering on his favorite teams including the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and UCM Mules and Jennies.
He is survived by: his wife of nearly 39 years, Janet, of the home; daughters, Melissa Mudd (husband, Ross Comer) of St. Petersburg, Florida, Mallory Mudd Pomerville (husband, Luke) of Stafford, Virginia, Macae Mickens (husband, Michael) of Warrensburg; grandchildren, Eden Comer and Atticus Comer, of Shoreview, Minnesota; brother, Lawrence W. Mudd (wife, Debbie) of Royse City, Texas; sister, Susan Kilmer of Independence, Missouri; and brother-in-law, John Jorgensen (wife, Marilyn) of Punta Gorda, Florda.
Additionally, David is survived by: loving nieces and nephews including, Andrew Kilmer, wife Kristin, and children Kate and Drew, Lucinda Harris, husband David, and children Lanelle, Liberty, and Aiden, Amanda Anderson, husband Carl, and son Alexander, Lauren Barteau and husband Kevin, Paul Jorgensen, and Ann Jorgensen.
In addition, he will be missed by many extended family and friends both near and far.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Billy P. and Lucy C. Mudd.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with Pastor Joel Kurz officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Luke Pomerville, Michael Mickens II, Ross Comer, John Jorgensen, Paul Jorgensen, and Andrew Kilmer.
Honorary pallbearers will be, Lawrence W. Mudd, Donnie North, Rick Swisher, Chris Postlethwait, Gary Carter, and Kit Lindsay.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home.
Contributions can be made in Davids honor to either of the following organizations: Warrensburg Schools Foundation or The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. Checks may be left in care of the funeral home. As published in the Daily Star Journal.