Jeffrey J. Platz, 53, Lawrence, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020
Jeff was born on May 8, 1967 in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Bill and Terry Platz. He graduated from Lawrence High School class of 1985. He attended Pratt Junior College and the University of North Alabama on a football scholarship. Jeff enjoyed all sports and outdoor activities. He loved to fish, cook and help others. His positive outlook and sense of humor brought joy to all he met.
He was outgoing, kind, generous, creative, hard-working and a great salesman. He was the founding owner/operator of Radical Athletic Wear and made uniforms for a variety of youth and adult sports teams including those of his daughters’ and nephew’s. He took great pride in designing and customizing original items for his customers.
Family was very important to Jeff and he loved them with all his heart. He is survived by his wife Robyn Adams Platz, his daughters Evan Grace (14) and Lilah Jane (12), mother, Terry Platz, sister Shelly Platz, brother Doug (Cory Murphy), twin brother Jon and nephew Eli. He was proceeded in death by his father, H.W. “Bill” Platz.
Jeff was a cancer survivor. He left us much too soon and will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Midwest Chapter or American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
For more information or to post a condolence, go to warrenmcelwain.com.