William A. Khan, Jr.


William A. Khan, Jr., 74, of Independence, MO, passed away Thursday September 29, 2011 at the Kansas City Hospice House. Bill was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area and was a graduate of Wyandotte High School. He had many adventures including a cross country jaunt with his best friend at 13.
He spent many years employed by Stewart Sand & Material Company and Space Center of KC where he originally mined underground space and later helped with the commercial development of the space. He retired in 2007 and returned shortly thereafter as he enjoyed the bond with his coworkers.  Special thanks to his friends and coworkers who stopped by during his last few days to visit and share fond memories.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William Sr. and Thelma Khan and his grandson Christopher Khan. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Patricia, three sons, Steve of Atlanta, GA, Chris and his wife Sharon of Shawnee, KS, Brian and his wife Rachelle of Independence, MO, eight grand children, Ashley and her husband Anthony McEver, Daniel, Josh, Ryan, Rhett, Alexander, Madeline, Katelin, two brothers, Kenneth and his wife Vicki and Ronald and his wife Pat, and sister-in-law Jackie Kapeller.
Bill wished to be cremated and prefered to not have a funeral or visitation service. Donations to the Kansas City Hospice House or The Independence Animal Shelter in Bill’s name are appreciated in lieu of flowers.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday October 22, please call Space Center of KC at 816-257-7770 for address and time.

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  1. Dan Weiskirch (Weiskirch & Parks Engineers) on October 17, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I met Mr. Khan around 1969. He was involved in the Pixley Mine operation, a Stewart Sand development. We were consulting surveyors and engineers, assisting at that time with the early conversion of the mine for commercial use. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Bill from then on, both at Geospace and Lee’s Summit. Especially enjoyed the wry sense of humor and endless off-color stories.
    We lost a unique and lovable man. Sincerest sympathy to the family and friends.

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