Hugh  Grace's Memorial

Hugh Grace
(1953 - 2009)


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Name: Mr Hugh Grace
Nick Name: Sonny
Gender: Male
Age: 56 years old
Lived: Tuesday, 26 May 1953 - Monday, 8 June 2009

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Hugh "Sonny" Grace, 56, of Higginsville, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. 

He was born May 26, 1953 in Lexington, Missouri, the son of Virgil Samuel Grace and Edith Maude (Sousley) Grace.  He was a graduate of Lafayette County C-1 High School. 

Sonny served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam and Gulf Wars from 1972-1994.  He reached the ranking of E-9 Command Sergeant Major. 

Sonny worked as Construction Manager for Black and Veatch.  Previously he worked as a Johnson county Deputy Sheriff following in his father's footsteps. 

Sonny lived in Kentucky, Germany, Kansas, Colorado and Arizona before moving back to Higginsville in 2008. 

He was a member of the Higginsville VFW. 

He was preceded in death by his father.  Survivors include his mother, Edith Grace of Higginsville, his girlfriend Rebecca Morfin with son Anthony, one son, Nick Grace of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters Victoria Grace of Littleton, CO and Allsion Grace of Centerview; three sisters, Louise Cocklin of Independence; Susan (Mark) McCulloch of Blue Springs and Sherry (Pete) Frerking of Higginsville and one grandson, Dylan Grace-Mitchell of Littleton, CO. 

Visitation was 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, at Hoefer Funeral Home in Higginsville.  The funeral service was 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11 at Hoefer Chapel in Higginsville with Pastor Tim Biesemeyer officiating.  Burial was in the Missouri veterans Cemetary in Higginsville.

Pallbearers were Dean Willie, James McMillin, Fred Morrisett, Nate Briscoe, Jim Evans, Shawn Guinn, Bill Briscoe and Jason Thompson.  Honorary pallbearers were David Hayes and David Tempel. 

The family suggest memorials to the American Heart Association or the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition.

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Fathers Name: Virgil Samuel Grace
Mothers Name: Edith Maude (Sousley) Grace
Children's Names: Nick, Victoria and Allison Grace
Siblings Names: Louise, Susan and Sherry
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Higginsville
Occupation: Construction
Marital Status: Cohabitating


Favourite Sport: Motor Racing


Place of Passing: Research Medical Center, Kansas City
Date of Passing: 8 June 2009
Type of Funeral: Military
Place of Burial: Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO
Plot Number: 805
Funeral Location: Higginsville, MO
Funeral Date: 11 June 2009
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