Jerry Michael (Mike) Danbury

  • Jerry Michael (Mike) Danbury
    Jerry Michael (Mike) Danbury

Jerry Michael (Mike) Danbury, 61, died Sept. 17, 2020 in Hampton, after a brief battle with cancer.
At his request, no service will be held.
Jerry was born Sept. 19, 1958 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Jerry Richard and Charlotte (Shaw) Danbury.
He graduated from Central High School in 1976.  Then in 1978, his former father-in-law introduced him to what would become a lifelong career and love in truck driving.  He started with Crouse Cartage and drove for numerous trucking companies.  Between 1997-2009 he owned and operated his own trucking company, Danbury LLC.  He then went to work at FedEx where he was employed at the time of his death.
He loved sports, especially the Chiefs, Royals, and Nebraska Football.  His sons were his pride and joy and he loved spending time with them, watching them play baseball, and talking about truck driving.  He was a hard worker and took pride and joy in his clean vehicles.  He also had a cat he loved, Sox.
He moved to Nebraska in 2013 and made his home there and fell in love with the state of Nebraska.
Survivors include wife Gwenda Danbury, Kansas City, sons Michael (Jacey) Danbury, Platte City, Stephen (Tesla) Martin, Matthew Danbury, and Jerad Danbury, all of Kansas City;  mother Charlotte (Shaw) Danbury, St. Joseph, sister Leslie (Bill) Kinkead, Highland, KS, brother James (Monica) Danbury, St. Joseph, and sister Lisa Danbury, Kansas City;  grandchildren Marley and John Danbury, Platte City.  And numerous nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his father, Jerry Danbury, and grandparents George and Ina Danbury and Sarsfield and Lois Murray.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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