Mr. Willie Dee Gahagans, Jr., 68, answered the Master’s call and transitioned from this realm of existence on January 5, 2022, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. He was born on January 15, 1953, in Kansas City, KS to Mr. Willie Dee Gahagans, Sr. and Ms. Vera Louise Wilson-Gahagans. He made the public declaration early in life to follow the Lamb wherever He leads.
He grew up in Kansas City, MO and graduated from Paseo High School in the class of 1971, where he began to develop his love of football. After graduation, he attended Penn Valley Community College, in Kansas City, MO where he received an associate degree in Education. He was an avid New York Giants fan (no off season).
In 1971 he went on to enlist in the United States Navy and served for a total of 5 years being granted an honorable discharge. He lived in San Diego, CA for 10 years after his service in the United States Navy. He worked in various fields before becoming a Manager/Caregiver at New Horizons and Always There, LLC for several years; he retired in 2016 after 10 years of service. He loved taking care of others and making their lives more enjoyable.
He was involved in serving the Most High in ministry and others in community service. Willie loved living life, and people from all walks of life. He was a very loyal, faithful, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and very great friend.
On September 19, 1992, Willie Gahagans, Jr. was united in matrimony to Ms. Janice Elaine Freeman-Gahagans in Kansas City, MO. They were happily married for 29 years.
He was preceded in death by his father Willie Dee Gahagans, Sr.; mother, Vera Louise Gahagans; and sister, Debra L. Gahagans.
He is survived by his wife, Janice E. Gahagans; children, Rah’man Abdul Freeman (Angel), Rashaad Kareem Freeman (Dawn), and Madison Renee Cawthon-Gahagans; siblings, Gina Renee Gahagans, and David Lee Gahagans; grandchildren, Jhavea, Ranise, Anijah, Rashaad Jr., Aidan J. (Jet), Rihana, and Tahj; one great-grandson, Emory; and one expected; 5 sisters-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, special godchildren, and other relatives and friends.
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