Dr. Charles Alan Eddy was born February 20th, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri to parents Sam and Ella Louise (Gani) Eddy. The family owned Eddy's Restaurant and Catering business and they were part of a very proud and prominent Lebanese family that extends throughout the city.

Their home off of State Line Road was welcome to all and was constantly filled with love, laughter, friends and family. "Chuck" as he was known to all, graduated from Southwest High school in 1966 and he married his sweetheart Donna (Perry) four years later. That same year, he received his doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1970 and they moved into their beloved home at 109th and Wornall where they would enjoy a wonderful 49 year marriage full of success and happiness. Their backyard was a beautifully maintained oasis that hosted countless pool parties and gatherings over the years.

To say that Chuck lived a full and active life is an understatement. He provided care for patients in his private Chiropractic practice for almost 50 years. All the while, he was actively involved at Cleveland Chiropractic College as part of the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Association and Ambassador's society. He played an important role in an unbelievable amount of clubs, organizations, and city government. It would be impossible to list all of his accomplishments and acknowledge all of the different lives he was able to touch. His passion and commitment to Kansas City was evident through his time served as a Captain of the reserve unit in the KCMO Police Department for 24 years. He continued to serve in city government where he was elected City Councilman of the 6th District in 1999-2007. He held many important positions within City Hall and served as Chairman for several committees including Transportation, Finance, Operations and Neighborhood Development. His efforts were instrumental to the revitalization of Downtown Kansas City. He played a key role in budgetary decisions that helped pave the way for the Sprint Center, the Power & Light District, and the development of many new downtown businesses and lofts. He was the Chief of Staff for the City Manager in 2009 and continued to be involved with city government over the last 10 years.

Chuck was extremely active with the Ararat Shrine Temple, Rotary Club, Optimist Club, Native Sons, and countless other organizations. It was never enough to simply participate as a member for Chuck. More often than not, he was either in charge of, or directly involved in leading and organizing events.

One of Chuck's many passions was music. He loved to DJ, sing and play the drums. He played with several different bands over the years. The Chuck Eddy Band regularly performed at the Nelson-Adkins Museum. He enthusiastically walked the parking lots of Arrowhead Stadium with Lamar Hunt playing with the Chiefs Tailgate Band. He also donned a kilt and marched and played with both the Ararat Shrine and St. Andrews Bag Pipes and Drums.

Last but not least, on his extraordinary lists of achievements, is his proud family. He was a cherished son, helpful brother, caring cousin, doting uncle, and beloved husband. He will truly be missed by all, but he leaves behind a wonderful legacy. Kansas City and all those he touched were blessed to have him for 71 amazing years.