Michael Curtis James

Michael Curtis James of Richmond, Mo., passed away Friday, December 25, 2020, at Liberty Hospital from complications of COVID-19.

Michael was born July 2, 1972 at Excelsior Springs Hospital to Stephen and Shirley (Anderson) James of Lawson. Michael attended Maple Valley Schools for the Severely Disabled. He received many Special Olympics awards, especially in bowling. He was employed at Ideal Industries Sheltered Workshop for 33 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond. Michael was a dedicated Chiefs and Royals fan.

Michael is survived by Stephen and Shirley James of Lawson; Roy Anderson of Spring Hill, Kans.; two brothers, Roy Adair of Richmond and David (Crystal) James of Lawson; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Michael was preceded in death by Norman and Marie James, and Dorothy Anderson.

There will be no service at this time due to the Corona virus. We will have a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

He will be sadly missed. We Are Family at Ideal and this is very sad to all of us, prayers for the family.
Gayle Kinnard

I will miss you every morning as you greeted me asking “how you doing”.
Rest in peace Michael.
Patty Ellison

Sorry for your loss. My daughter, Annie, worked with Michael for several years.
John Brenneman

Gone but not forgotten You will be missed by many. You had so many friends and did not have a mean bone in your body. I remember when we took you to your first Chiefs game. You were so excited and thanked us for months afterwards. Your smile was contagious and your sweet personality will be missed. Fly high with the angels. You parents and siblings are in our prayers. Much love my friend.
Paula and Ballard Smith

Micheal was a good friend to me. He could do anything to help on the job. Such a sweet soul & happy person. I will truly miss his smile. So sorry for your loss.
Debbie Leabo

My heart is so heavy.  He was such a pleasant and caring person.  He was never mean or spiteful to anyone.   I walked past his apartment many times a day and he would holler out from his couch “hi angel”  and “how you doin?”  He would sometimes greet me by his door with a fist bump and big smile.   He was so loved by us all and will be greatly missed.  My sincerest condolences to the family.
Chantel Dunwoodie

Mike will be sadly missed by all of his extended family . Always happy . He would always go out of his way to say hi with a smile and he a quality that would cheer me  up under any circumstance . He was truly a one of a kind . I have no doubt he is with Angel’s in heaven looking down at us wanting us to smile and not be sad that he left us so suddenly . It is hard to let go . But he is in a better place waiting for us all to meet again.
Tim James

This was very hard news to hear. Mikey was an amazing person. He was the most sweetest kind hearted person I knew. He could always put a smile on your face no matter what. Mikey always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by many and touched so many peoples hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones. I’m very thankful for the times I had with him and the memories I will never forget like the time we took Mikey and the others fishing and for a BBQ at Ray County Lake Mikey had so much fun that day. I will forever have a special place in my heart for Mikey.
Marcie Outersky

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Mike always had such a positive and friendly attitude even though he had his own share of challenges.
Steve and Shirley, so sorry and confident you are heartbroke.
Kent and Donna Myers

Michael was a very special member of First Baptist Church Richmond. He was always quick with a smile and kind words. My mother, Mary Louise Tanner, was Michael’s teacher at State School 33 for many years. Until her passing, Michael asked about her every week. Prayers for  your comfort and memories.
Janis Lanning

I am so deeply hurt and distraught when I found out the news. My condolences to his friends and family.! I am surely gonna miss him teasing me and him laughing about picking on me. Or his greeting “how ya doing?”.
Those days I’m gonna miss! He was one of a kind.! Will be missed deeply.!
Vallon Tine

God bless you as you grieve the loss of your beloved Michael.   With great sadness we are thinking of you and you will remain in our prayers.  Please accept our sincere condolences.
Jack & Cindy ODell

Sending my Condolences! Prayers for you all.
Millie Edelbrock