James Thomas ‘Bobo’ McAfee

James Thomas “Bobo” McAfee, 65, of Richmond, formerly of Orrick, passed away

Thursday, March 23, 2017, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City.

Bobo, as he was commonly called, was born Aug. 14, 1951, in Lexington, to Malcolm Wayne McAfee and Marcella Rose (Martin) McAfee. He lived most of his life in Orrick and was most proud of his Orrick roots. Bobo was an avid sports fan. He loved the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs as well as the MU football team. He was the Orrick Bearcats biggest fan and was there to support and root for them at every game he could attend. Bobo was always up on the stats of most major league ball clubs and could recite those stats to you instantly if asked. Bobo enjoyed playing bingo with his friends at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and he loved to tease and joke about giving his friends a knuckle sandwich or a black eye. He was always a happy person and enjoyed life with his family and friends. He was of the Baptist faith.

Bobo was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm W. McAfee in 1989 and Marcella Rose “Tot” McAfee in 2012.

Survivors include: a brother, Kenneth Wayne McAfee and wife, Sandra, of Orrick; a sister, Leisa McAfee-Cook and husband, Dennis, of Orrick; his uncle, Ronnie Barber and wife, Helen, of St. Joseph; an aunt, Fern Briscoe, of Raymore; his niece, Kenda Ransom and husband, Steve, of Concord, N.C.; his great-niece, Sophia Ransom and a great-nephew, Dane Ransom, both of Concord, N.C.; numerous cousins and loving friends.

Visitation was 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick. Funeral services were 1 p.m., Monday, March 27, at the funeral home. Burial was in South Point Cemetery near Orrick.

Memorials are suggested to the Orrick Quarterback Club or Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements were under the direction of Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick.

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