Brandon Franklin Starks, 41, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO in the Liberty area, joined his beloved boxer, Rease in Heaven when he passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the NorthCare Hospice House. He was born May 9, 1982 in Kansas City, KS to William F. “Bill” and Vickie B. (Williams) Starks. They both survive of Kansas City, MO.
Brandon graduated from Oak Park High School in 2000, where he was an exceptional soccer and football player. He went on to have a great college career, as a place kicker at Central Missouri State University. During this time, he broke several school records, received several All-Conference honors.
After graduation from Central Missouri State, he earned a degree in Nursing from William Jewell, and would spend the majority of his career as a nurse at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Following his time at Children’s Mercy, he worked at Truman Medical Center and Research Hospital.
He married Valerie K. Hoover on April 18, 2009 in Kansas City. Brandon and Valerie were blessed with two children, a boy, Gavin Franklin Starks (13) and a girl, Skylar Rose Starks (7). Brandon’s family was his world. He enjoyed fishing with Gavin, and attending all of his sporting events. He was Skylar’s biggest fan and loved watching her dance. When he wasn’t with Valerie or the kids, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and was an avid bowler.
In addition to his parents, Valerie, Gavin and Skylar, Brandon is survived by his brother, Mark Anthony Starks and wife, Mandi of Kansas City, MO. He also leaves behind his mother and father-in-law, Donna J. and Stanley Hoover; sister-in-law, Stacy Evans; a niece, Mackenley Starks; three nephews: Maddex Starks, Hunter and Keaton Evans; and a host of close friends. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to his family, where a fund will be established to assist with Gavin and Skylar’s future educational and athletic needs. Donations may be left in care of the Meyers Northland Chapel, 401 Main St. Parkville, MO 64152. A Celebration of Life will be held from 10:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO. Memories of Brandon and condolences may be shared at Meyersfuneralchapel.com.