BRYAN DAVID RECKRODT
Bryan David Reckrodt, 61 years old of Unionville, Missouri passed away Friday, February 3, 2023, in Lemons, Missouri.
He was born March 12th, 1961 in Blue Island, IL to George and Donna Reckrodt. He was preceded in death by his mother Donna.
Bryan married Brenda Kennedy on September 24th, 1983, in Trenton, she survives him of the home. Surviving him are his father, George Reckrodt of Pollock, his two children, Angela Marie Chapman and husband Jared of Unionville and Kristopher Bryan Reckrodt of Huntsville, Alabama; Grandchildren, Corey, Rayden and Zane Chapman. Also surviving him are his four siblings Ron Reckrodt and wife Teresa of Unionville, Laura George and husband Jeff of Pollock, Gary Reckrodt and wife Shawntawn of Olathe, Kansas, and William Reckrodt and wife Jamie of Pollock; and many loved nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, along with many other relatives.
Bryan moved with his family to Pollock in 1969 and graduated from Milan High School in 1979. Bryan started as a carpenter with Jordan Construction then worked for Kirksville Lumber. After he and Brenda were married, they moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas where he began working for National Home Center as a Salesman. In 1993 he went to work for Hope Lumber as a store manager. He continued with Hope Lumber through various mergers and acquisitions, progress-ing through the ranks holding several management positions in the West, Midwest, and Southeast regions of the US. He concluded his lumber career as President of the Southeast Region of Fidelity in Kennesaw, GA.
Bryan’s dream was to be a farmer so in 2012 he left corporate America and moved home to Missouri where he partnered with his brothers in starting what is known today as Reckrodt Farms. His cherished cattle dog Girl will miss him greatly. Bryan was a board member on the Lake Thunderhead Special Road District, a past board member of the Unionville Country Club and he attended First Christian Church in Unionville. He enjoyed smoking brisket, golfing, and fishing and it should be noted that his skills as fisherman far surpassed his success on the golf course. Bryan was a wonderful Husband, Father, Papa, and Brother and had a special way with children. He and his infectious laugh will be missed more than words can say.
Cremation services were provided by Playle & Collins Family Funeral Home.
A celebration of life will be held over the 4th of July weekend at Lake Thunderhead.
In lieu of funeral services, we ask that all who wish to honor his memory continue his support of the Putnam County Schools lunch program. This was one of the many areas that Bryan was passionate about. Checks may be made payable to Putnam County R1, with a notation in the memo, Bryan Reckrodt lunch program, and mailed to Putnam County School, 803 South 20th St, Unionville, MO 63565.