James Bebout Obituary, Death – James (Jim) Anthony Bebout, 73, of Bates City passed away in a calm and peaceful manner at his home on May 17, 2023. It is with great sadness that we share the news of his loss; he was a beloved member of our community. Jim Bebout was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 22, 1949. His parents, Ralph and Kristina, were also born there. He received his high school diploma from Park Hill in 1967 and enlisted in the United States Navy the following year, in September of 1968.
Jim was a war hero who served as a radioman in Da Nang during the Vietnam War. For his heroism, he was awarded both service and campaign medals. In 1972, he was dismissed from the military with honours. Jim was a married man with a young daughter when he was called into military service. They ended up going in different directions as a result of the circumstances of their lives, and he traveled to Missoula, Montana, where he spent the next ten years working as a rancher and enjoying the outdoors.
In 1982, he made the trip back to Kansas City, and the following year, in 1983, he wed again. He and his wife started a family in Blue Springs, where they raised their two children together as a unit. Jim created a lucrative career in paintless dent removal during that time, and he spent his summer weekends with his family at the Lake of the Ozarks. Jim took his retirement in 2010 and relocated to Bates City, but that did not slow him down one bit.
He took pleasure in tending to his never-ending list of tasks, his farm animals, and his pets, as well as the company of his friendly and outgoing neighbors. Jim cherished his time with his children and going to Florida to be with Mary Jo. Both of these activities brought him great joy. Fishing, spending time with his dogs and cats, hunting, working on vehicles, attending events, birding, and rooting for the Chiefs were some of his favorite pastimes. He was also a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. Jim was well-liked for his affable personality and contagious laugh, and he had one primary goal in life: to make the most of each and every day. Those people who had the good fortune to know him will feel a profound loss with his passing.