Kim Allen Curtis of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, was born on November 12, 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Jack Francis Curtis and Patricia Ann (Grassley) Curtis. He left this Earth on October 20, 2022.
How does one begin to condense a life into a few simple paragraphs, especially one that feels gone too quick, too soon? Kim was a character, quick with a smile, a compliment and a cheesy joke that he’d be sure to laugh at harder than anyone. He loved the outdoors, including hunting, playing golf, and fishing for crappie, especially at his daughter’s pond. A one-time member of the Marines, he was extremely patriotic and an avid supporter of those in the military. His biggest passion was riding his Harley, a hobby that found him many friends, adrenaline rushes, and peace of mind. Kim at his best was full of life – spontaneous and ornery, silly and caring, full of affection and faith. He loved his grandkids more than anything. In fact, Kim was a favorite amongst almost all kids who met him, not afraid to talk and listen to them, or get on the floor and play with them. The joke was that they got along with him so well because he was on their level, but the truth is that they could recognize his good heart and playful spirit. Kim is one who will not be forgotten by anyone who had the privilege to know him.
Kim was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Patricia; two of his brothers, Bruce Allan Curtis and Jack David Curtis; and many close friends he considered family.
He leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Jill Curtis (Muns); daughters, Karli Stecklein (Ben Clark) and Kasey Gordon (Kory); stepson, Demetri Tsakiris; grandsons Tyler, Gage and Kade; granddaughters, Mya and Ryan; brothers, Keith Curtis (Robin) and Sheldon Linhart (Amy); sister, Patty Alsbury (Jason); stepbrother, Dan Linhart; stepsister, Vicki Shaw; nephews, Brian Miller and Matt Curtis; nieces, Jodi Lynn (Josh), Jordan Parsons (Jarod), Madison Alsbury, and Brennan Alsbury; great nieces and nephews, Blaze Miller, Dawson Miller, Luke Lynn and Ellie Lynn; as well as many extended family members, in-laws and friends.
Kim will be greatly missed, but we take comfort knowing he is at peace and free of pain. In our minds his spirit is speeding down a country road at sunset on his Harley, warm breeze on his skin, smile on his face, the souls that have gone before him at his side.
A memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with memorial service following at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, 217 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions to Harvesters.
“They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40
Our Sincere Condolences
Sorry to about Kim, He was a good person.
Jim E Mc Gaugh
So sorry. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Kim is a good man, friend, husband, Father, Grandfather. Knew him well for thirty two years, would give you his shirt off his back and shoes off his feet if he knew you needed them. Kim will surely be miss on this earth, God has a Good Man in his hands now. RIDE BROTHER RIDE !!
So sorry for the family’s loss.
Shelia J McGaugh
I’ve known Kim since school days. I remember visiting the family home when they lived in a house just past the Job Corp. He became a caring and giving man and will be missed by so many. I didn’t see him often, but we always visited when we ran into each other. Comforting thoughts to Jill, his daughters Kasey and Karli, and all the rest of the family.
I saw him yearly during the pool months, at the Elks Lodge. I knew him from school, but got to know him better pool side….our talks usually were about grandkids and his brother I did graduate with. My heart and condolences go out to all that loved him. A very good man from us has gone…memories will last with us firever strong.
So sorry to hear about Kim’s passing. Blessings to his family and prayers for comfort and strength.
I will miss the ornery smiling face everyday. Rest well.
I was so sorry to hear that Kim has passed. I went to school with Kim, also to several field parties. I’m sure he will be missed terribly. Sending prayers for your family.
Susan Burke Miller
My heart goes out to Jill and all who loved him, so sorry for your loss. I remember Kim just like all those adjectives others wrote above. He was a good and decent man in my opinion, and I will always remember you both. Stay strong Jill, I’m so glad you have so many to help you through this horrible time. God speed Kim!
DeeDee & Tim Rodina
I love you Dad. You are so terribly missed and my heart hurts. I hope you keep an eye over all of us and remember you promised to “haunt” me….I cant wait. May you Rest In Peace and live a life with no pain and be near all of those you have lost over the years. I am sure that reunion was one to be proud of! I miss you daddy, my love for you will always be in my heart.
I knew Kim from ESHS and was a co-worker at the Ford Plant. So very sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers to his family. I feel certain that Kim is with his savior now!