Bruce Lawrence Stimpson, 51, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., passed away unexpectedly from a stroke on Dec. 4, 2013, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Lynxspring, Lee’s Summit, Mo., and a photographer for Cycle Connections magazine.

Bruce was born Nov. 19, 1962, in Cincinnati and grew up in Coffeyville, Kan. He was an alumnus of the University of Kansas (KU). He was a devout husband, father, and grandfather. He was very passionate about his many interests, including barbecue competitions, photography, riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles, boating, spending time with friends, KU Jayhawk basketball, and the Kansas City Chiefs. He was known as being a great host by welcoming friends and family from all over to his home. He was a member of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, MENSA, and the National Rifle Association (NRA).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Royce Sr. and Claire Stimpson, and his brother Royce Jr. “Chip” Stimpson. He is survived by his wife; his two daughters, Keri Wooderson (Blake) of Tacoma, Wash., and Amanda Maurer (Johnny) of Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, Ken Stimpson and Mark Stimpson of Wichita, Kan., David Stimpson (Kim) of Rose Hill, Kan.; and sister-in-law, Tracy Stimpson, of San Jose, Calif. He also leaves behind his three grandchildren, Autumn and Tucker Wooderson, and Brent Maurer, and many, many friends.

His celebration of life was held on Dec. 14, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donors may contribute to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation in honor of Stimpson’s late friend, Jon Watkins, and sign up to be an organ donor.

Publication date: 12/30/2013