Byron Thompson, chairman of Country Club Bank in Kansas City, Mo., has died.
Thompson, 83, died at home last week, according to the Kansas City Star.
Thompson, along with former Country Club president Robert Buckner, bought the bank in 1985 after Thompson retired as vice chairman of United Missouri Bank of Kansas City's investment banking division. United Missouri is now known as UMB Financial.
Outside of banking Thompson led fundraising efforts for the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City, in honor of his daughter, Amy, who was left with brain trauma after she was shot during a robbery in 1986. Years later another daughter, Patricia, spent time in a coma after a drunk driver struck the car she was driving in.
Thompson's son, Paul, the current chief executive of Country Club, said in a statement that, "We are deeply grateful for his life, his vision, his leadership and especially for the extra years God allowed us following his original diagnosis of pancreatic cancer nearly eight years ago."