Renny Steven Brandy


BRANDY, RENNY STEVEN, age 74 of Shawnee, Kansas, passed away on March 4th, 2021, with his daughter and son-in-law by his side. Renny was born on January 30th, 1947, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Gertrude and Harold Brandy and lived most of his life in Shawnee, Kansas. He attended Shawnee Mission North High School and joked that he was among the first graduating class. After graduation, Renny served his country in the Navy during The Vietnam War. His tour included time on an ammunition ship reloading supplies to aircraft carriers and destroyers off the coast of Vietnam. In recent times, Renny had been working part-time at Kansas City Building Supply where he was affectionately known as, “Old Timer”. He enjoyed his days there and the structure it provided during retirement. Renny appreciated a good story and had an unforgettable sense of humor. He loved all Kansas City sports, but you would never, ever, catch him rooting for the Jayhawks. He was an avid Wildcat fan and loved cheering for Pittsburg State football and the Oklahoma Sooners. Renny enjoyed Taco Tuesday, a greasy cheeseburger and a cold Bud Light; he was a Ned Yost look-a-like, was never shy about talking to anyone, and once caught a pass from Patrick Mahomes, but he would say his proudest achievement was his role as Dad and Papa. His friends can attest to the many stories shared about daughter Kristin, grandson Jacob, granddaughter Kaitlin, and son-in-law Jay. Renny is survived by the family previously listed, as well as brother Terry and a multitude of loving friends.


A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.



  1. DEVON E COPP on March 13, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Renny,we only knew o e another for about 10 years. It was amazing. I loved the jokes, your skinny pants,but most of all the stories you proudly spoke of your kids and grandchildren. I hope to be just half the man that you were. Love you.

  2. Mary KilMartin on March 12, 2021 at 9:12 am

    So sorry to hear of Renny’s passing. My husband, Steve, who passed in 2009, and Renny were good friends in high school. They were neighbors in Shawnee Village. I have so many good memories of Renny. I’m sure he will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to his family.

  3. JOE WEBER on March 12, 2021 at 8:20 am

    I and alot of your old friends are going to miss you and your stories and sense of humor going forward but I have heard tons of good ones this week about you. You liked all kinds of people and that is something we could all hope to strive for in this day and age. We took so many road trips together in the past that each have their own story. This final trip you left without me but I will catch up with you one day and I look forward to that day. You got the best seat in the house now for all the sporting events now. RIP Ren!!!!!!

  4. Joni Banks on March 11, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Renny seemed to always make you smile. Had a story to tell just about always. I will always have a good memory of him.

  5. Debbie Covell on March 10, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    I am going to miss him forever.

  6. Carol McLane Wilson on March 9, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    With Sincere Sympathy to Renny’s Family and Friends. I went to Grade, Junior and HS with Renny. He was sweet, cute and lots of fun. RIP Friend

  7. Susan Thoms Cotton on March 9, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    My condolences to the entire family.
    I, also went to SMN, CLASS OF ’65.
    Sad to be of an age where we are losing so many classmates.

  8. Dan Barrett on March 9, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Sorry to hear about Renny’s passing, I grew up next door to him and have a lot of fond memories. I was 7 yrs younger than Renny to the day. We will truly miss him and his Gertrude style laugh. RIP Renny and don’t let David tease you too much.

  9. Jan Barrett Carter on March 9, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    I grew up next door to Renny my whole life. He and my brother, David were always up to some kind of shenanigans. It was always good to see him when visiting my mom and dad, then my sister Stacey. Always enjoyed talking about the old days. I will miss your smile and laughter, Renny.

  10. Stacey Barrett Holscher and Brett Holscher on March 9, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    We are sincerely sorry to hear about Renny’s passing. The Barretts and Brandys go way back and he will truly be missed. I will miss his waves, his “good mornings” and “how ya doin”. A few things I know Renny won’t miss and those are my cats sitting on his truck, my barking dog and the stinky Gingko fruit that fell on his driveway every fall. RIP Renny, you will always remain in our memories.

  11. David Lindsey.... on March 9, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Fare thee well Ren-dog,you will be missed.Have a heavenly cold one with Fejj-man and I’ll see you again one day but not yet……not yet.

  12. Larry Kepler on March 9, 2021 at 11:18 am

    I was sorry to hear of Renny passing. We were in the same boot camp company and Renny, Myself. Ed Manion,and Berry Rose all reported aboard USS Rainier AE5 at the same time. Shared beers and adventures . He could always make you laugh. Farewell and following seas buddy.

  13. Mike Barnes and Linda Lee Barnes on March 9, 2021 at 10:39 am

    We are so very sorry to hear of Renny’s passing..Linda and I had known him since grade school…We reconnected a few years ago and it was great to see him and talk about old times..

  14. Chris Billings on March 9, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Renny was a long time close friend. We kept in contact over the years. Was always glad to hear from him as he always made me laugh. He will be missed dearly.

  15. Tisha Fischer on March 9, 2021 at 6:56 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We live across the street from Renny. He was such a kind man. He would always buy stuff that my Grandson was selling. I’m going to miss that wave we got from Renny. True story about catching that pass from Patrick Mahomes he fell with that catch and was so proud. Such a kind man. He will be truly missed.

  16. Lowell Cantrell on March 8, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    God bless a good friend with a great since of humor, usually at your expense. Had some fun and great times over many years. Will greatly miss my little buddy.

  17. Nancy Thomas on March 8, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    He will missed and always remembered!

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