Gregory Alan Misel
Gregory Alan Misel, age 46, of Polo, MO, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2017. He was born on Dec. 10, 1970, the son of Billy G. and Pat (Dooley) Misel in Richmond. Greg was a 1989 graduate of Polo High School. On Sept. 5, 1992, he was united in marriage to Debby Fry in Cowgill.
Greg worked at Ford Motor Company in Claycomo for 17 years. At the time of his passing he was a Paint Booth Production Manager. He was a member of the Knoxville Community Church in Knoxville, the PAO and the PWCO. Greg coached youth sports for 20 years and was an archery instructor for the Shamrock 4-H Club. Most recently he served as assistant coach for the Kearney Intensity softball team. Greg served two terms on the Polo R-7 Board of Education. He also volunteered for the Cowgill Fire Department. Greg was a genuine and selfless person. He always saw the best in everybody, no matter what they had done. Greg was extremely family oriented and his kids were his life. Everything he did was about his family or community. Greg poured his heart and soul into Polo ball fields.
Greg was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Bill Misel; maternal grandparents, Lewis and Vera (Carter) Dooley; and aunts, Lois Swafford and Margie Howerton.
Survivors include his wife, Debby of the home; daughter, Maddy Misel and fiancé Taylor of Richmond; son, Mason Misel of Polo; daughters, Josie and Jade Misel of the home; parents, Billy and Pat Misel of Cowgill; brother, Jeff Misel (Emily) of Cowgill; brother, Brian Misel (Cheryl) of Kearney; paternal grandmother, Helen Misel of Bonner Springs, KS; uncle, Dan Misel (Berniece) of Cowgill; uncle, David Misel (Ariel) of Polo; aunt, DeAnne Berning (Patrick) of Bonner Springs, KS, uncle, Ed Swafford of Cameron; and a host of extended family also survives.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at the Polo High School gymnasium with Pastor Walley Aubrey officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday evening, Oct. 29, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., also at the high school. Pallbearers are Zackery Phillips, Dylan Fry, Brian Fry, Jr., Dylan Misel, Roscoe Walker and Merle Fleener. Honorary pallbearers are Reggie Foster, Arnie Pieper, Trevor Misel, Chris Misel, Justin Misel, John Howerton, James Howerton, Randy Howell and Christopher Kipp. Burial will follow the services at the Cowgill Cemetery, southeast of Cowgill. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Polo Athletic Organization in loving memory of Gregory Alan Misel, and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home (301 E. Elm St., Polo, MO 64671). Arrangements are under the direction of Stith Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Polo. Online condolences may be left at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com.