Oliver Ray Curry, Jr.

We are sad to announce that Oliver Ray Curry, Jr. passed away suddenly at the age of 75 in Excelsior Springs, MO, on November 21, 2022. He left this world as he lived it: fighting for what he believed in and never backing down. Oliver was born March 13, 1947 in Kansas City, MO, to Billie and Oliver Curry, Sr. He was the oldest of three children.

Oliver was known to be a hard worker, a great cook, an avid biker, and a firearms enthusiast. He always had a car or truck in the garage to tinker with and a good book to read. He was also an active member in his church, frequently attending with his grandson Lucas.

Oliver was a rebel at heart. Never a fan of being told what to do or how to do it; you always knew where you stood with him. He had the ability to stand up for what he believed in, and never compromised his values. He knew what he thought, questioned what you thought, used his words sparingly, and always gave sound advice.

Oliver was always there to help, be it lending a hand or an ear to talk to. He enjoyed his friends, his dog Dom, good whiskey, and cigars; but his greatest joy was being with his family, especially with his pride and joy, Lucas.

Oliver is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Sheila, and his sons, Michael, Brian, and William.

He is survived by one sister, five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life on December 17, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ventana’s Gourmet Grill, located at 113-117 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. Appetizers will be served.

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

Our Sincere Condolences

Oliver will be missed here at the library as a regular customer. Such a warm and friendly man! We had such great conversations.
Our loving condolences.
Shanon Keighley

My deepest condolences to the family. Oliver was a true friend. One of a kind he was the guy I could always call and talk to when I had issues in life or just wanted to visit. I will miss all our conversations. We always rode motorcycles on trips he always called it a journey never knowing for sure where we are going or what we’re gonna do but always had a great time. Until we can sit down and smoke a cigar and drink a glass of good whiskey again you will be missed dear friend.
Mike Smith

Oliver was a great mentor, he always gave truthful and solid advice, whether it be work or life in general. he was a great mentor, but an even better friend. Always there when you needed regardless of the situation, he will be greatly missed, but always in my heart.