Kevin Wayne Pulliam, Sr. ("Chubby" or "Pull" as he was affectionately called by many) was born July 7, 1962, in Kansas City, Kansas to Henry Pulliam, Sr. and Ida Pulliam. Kevin passed away on December 26, 2019, at KU Medical Center. His father Henry Pulliam, Sr.; grandparents, Alexander Pulliam, Dave and Anna Pulliam, and Sarah Hoskins, and daughter-in-law, Shamena Pulliam, preceded him in death.
Kevin attended Frank Rushton Elementary, Rosedale Middle School, and graduating from J.C. Harmon High School.
Kevin Sr. loved sports and you could always count on him to debate who was going to win, lose, or draw as he always had an opinion right, wrong, or indifferent. He loved people and was often seen making sure that the seniors in the community were being taken care of. Whether it was ensuring they had the proper medications, nourishment, or even cutting their yards.
Kevin Sr. was known by many in his community as he worked a variety of jobs, most recently working as a server for the City Union Mission Food Kitchen where he assisted those less fortunate and made a positive impact on people’s lives. Kevin Sr. was an asset and when his services were needed you could always count on him to come through.
Kevin Sr. was baptized at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church by the late Rev. Otis Lloyd.
Kevin leaves behind his mother, Ida M. Pulliam of Kansas City, KS; children, Kevin Pulliam, Jr. (Trina), Lorenzo Pulliam, Sr., Dominique Pulliam, Sr., and Katia Pulliam; his brothers, Henry Pulliam, Jr. (Bridges), Jimmie Pulliam (Shelia), J. Kirby Pulliam (Felicia); sisters Elizabeth Dianne Pulliam-Jackson (James), and Patricia Pulliam; his best friend and significant other, Staci Simmons; his grandchildren, Asia, Aliaha, Dominique, Jr., Alexis, Kashira, and Lorenzo,Jr., and a host of other family, friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be from 6-8pm Friday, January 3rd, 2020, at the Overland Park Funeral Chapel, 8201 Metcalf. A second visitation will be from 9-11:00 am Saturday, January 4th, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 2706 Lake Ave, Kansas City, KS followed by a funeral service at 11:00am.
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