Roger Alan Wilmot


Roger Alan Wilmot passed away after several months of declining health on Monday, November 28, 2022, at the age of 87.
Roger was the third child born to Orville and Bessie Wilmot on December 19, 1934 in Waverly, MO. Roger lived in Lexington, MO through high school where he excelled in sports, football, basketball and track. He attended Graceland College where he received an Associates Degree in Engineering. He worked for Bendix in Kansas City, MO. He officiated for football, basketball and baseball for many years. He was a KC Star newspaper carrier in South Kansas City. He worked for Flamingos Casino in Kansas City as a dealer. He retired from Creekmoor Golf Course in Raymore, MO as a marshal. Roger loved to travel. He and Sue traveled to many countries and loved to spend time in Las Vegas. Roger also loved playing cards, mostly poker games with the guys. It was not uncommon for him to carry decks of cards and on a whim would gladly show you a card trick. Roger loved to read and would carry a book with him everywhere he went. Roger was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister (Joyce) and brother (Orville Jr.) He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Donna Sue Wilmot; three children Tami Williamson (Steve Williamson), Mark Wilmot (Karen Wilmot) and Teri Shipps; six grandchildren Jesse Williamson, Zachary Shipps, Christie Moser, Travis Williamson, Kyle Shipps, and Michael Wilmot; and eight great-grandchildren Jaden Williamson, Mason Shipps, Penney Williamson, Theo Moser, Asher Williamson, Zoe Shipps, Marty Williamson and Edison Moser. He is also survived by his two remaining sisters, Fern Plett and Elsie Smith (Floyd Smith).


  1. Ted Riesinger on December 5, 2022 at 7:37 am

    My condolences to Sue and the entire family. I first met Roger in the early 70’s when I started officiating football and basketball. Enjoyed working with him and he was one of my early mentors. We kept in contact by phone and over the last few years I started playing in one of his poker groups. I was always amazed at his skill and love for cards. Enjoyed his wit and dry sense of humor and will miss him. May he rest in peace with no more pain and suffering.

    • Teri on December 8, 2022 at 8:59 am

      Thank you Ted. He did love the officiating and card playing.

  2. Ted Riesinger on December 4, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    I wanted to express my condolences to Sue and the entire family. I first met Roger in the early 70’s when I started officiating football and basketball. I remember lots of fun times working with him. Always enjoyed his wit and dry humor. In the last several years I started playing in one of his poker groups and soon realized he was quite a poker player. May he rest in peace with no more pain an suffering.

  3. Audrey Herzog on December 2, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    Rest in Peace Uncle Roger. My deepest sympathy Aunt Sue, Teri, Tami, Mark and the rest of the family.

    • Teri on December 8, 2022 at 8:57 am

      thank you Audrey.

  4. Logan Coy on December 1, 2022 at 10:37 am

    I was lucky to have played in several of Rogers card games over the years. He was always full of conversation and one of the luckiest guys I’ve seen at the tables. When I was 16, I was lucky enough to have my first job as a cart staff worker at Creekmoor golf course. Roger was a marshall at the time and we had some fun times together working at Creekmoor. He will be greatly missed and my condolences to his family.

    • Teri on December 1, 2022 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much.

  5. LONNIE BOEDING on November 30, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    So sad to see Roger go. I was a regular at his card games and life will not be the same without him. My condolences to the family !!!!

    • Teri on December 1, 2022 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you Lonnie.

  6. Paul Wassmer on November 30, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    Roger was a very gregarious and engaging friend, who loves to tell jokes and dazzle with his very impressive card tricks. I truly enjoyed our many meetings with Roger & Sue. Roger led a very good and long life. And now I trust he has reunited with some of his poker buddies and enjoys playing cards with his buddies in the resplendent majesty of heaven. Reviewing my memories of Roger brings a big smile to my face! Roger’s good natured smile and humor made some happy and indelible memories!

    My condolences to Sue and his loving children, grandchildren, extended family and dear friends.

    • Teri on December 1, 2022 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you Paul. He loved his conversations with you.

  7. Mike Coy on November 30, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    I’ve known Roger, “affectionately” known as SkillMan by his poker buddies, for the past 35+ years. Many times over the years he shared with me his love of family, friends and poker. He could crack you up with his jokes, perform amazing card tricks and was not bashful to share any of his political opinions. I’m honored to have called him my friend …

    • Steve Plett on December 1, 2022 at 10:14 am

      We all will miss him, but he is in a better place. It is a great photo – it reminds me a lot of his dad!

    • Teri on December 1, 2022 at 10:07 pm

      You were a good friend Mike. Thank you.

  8. Mark Wilmot on November 30, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Dad would’ve loved the photo selected for his obit. He always dreaded this day, knowing from here on out….he would be voting a straight Democrat ticket. (Inappropriate?…no way, not in his eyes anyway:-) Miss you dad, hit ’em straight!

    • Teri on November 30, 2022 at 3:27 pm


  9. Chris E Shelton on November 30, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Raise. A common word in Rogers vocabulary when he played poker. And what little I did know about Roger away from the poker table I would imagine that’s how he lived life. Not afraid to take a gamble or a chance. I will miss his demeanor at the table.

  10. Elsie Smith on November 30, 2022 at 9:29 am

    We played many card games and traveled together over the years. My husband and I will miss him dearly.

    • Teri on December 1, 2022 at 10:09 pm

      He loved getting together with you and Uncle Floyd and playing cards. He loved the travel as well. Thank you guys so much for all of the visits while he was in the hospital and nursing home. Greatly appreciated.

  11. Teresa Mangiaracina on November 30, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Rest In Peace Roger… led a good life…

    • Teri on December 1, 2022 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you Teresa.

  12. Teri on November 30, 2022 at 9:09 am

    No more pain. Hope you have reconnected with your old poker buddies and have a game going on soon. Miss you dad.♥️

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