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George Lee Cleveland, 75, of Pleasant Hill, was born February 5, 1939, in Independence, the son of Charles Perry and Mildred Loriane (Smith) Cleveland. He departed this life at 2:10 a.m. Sunday, November 23, 2014, at the Kansas City VA Hospital surrounded with love and family.
George was a 1958 Lee's Summit High School graduate. He as a proud United States Navy Veteran serving from 1958 to 1962 and was involved in the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
On November 14, 1964, he was united in marriage to Carol Jane Dyke in Lee's Summit.
George was employed as a Maintenance Engineer for St. Luke Hospital in Kansas City retiring in 2006. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #101 and a proud member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post #3118, Pleasant Hill.
His hobbies included knitting, crocheting and whittling; especially walking sticks. He was also known as the "Pie Man" as he was well known for his pie making skills.
George was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Carol; three children, Chris (and Rhonda) Cleveland, Kimberly Cleveland, and Mikey Cleveland, all of Pleasant Hill; three granddaughters, Amber Cleveland of Grain Valley, Kala Cleveland of Pleasant Hill, and JoeLee Cleveland of Pleasant Hill; two great grandchildren, Aden Kuhns and Charlee Cleveland of Grain Valley; two sisters, Dee Dee (and Ed) Steil, and Jo (and Glen) Lawrence both of Lee's Summit. He is also survived by niece KarenAnn Denson and her family Jeremy , Jessi , Harper Denson and Jeremiah, JJ, Kaden Denson all of Pleasant Hill. And honorary grandchildren Alex and Ryder King of Pleasant Hill, Jennifer Perry of Grain Valley.
Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the V.F.W. Post #3118 Veterans Relief fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
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