William Lee Kirtwright, 77, of Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away Wednesday January 4, 2023.
Lee was born January 9, 1945. He is the son of the late Imogene and Paul Kirtwright. He married Lois Kirtwright on July 12, 1965 in Missouri City, MO. They were happily married for over 55 years. Together they had three children, Katheryn, Mark, and Amy. He is in heaven rejoicing with his Lord and Savior now! He loved hunting, fishing, camping and traveling to nature sites. Lee was a Royal Rangers Commander at Crescent Lake Christian Church for many years and he retired from American Airlines as a machinist. He would gladly lend a hand to anyone needing help, was a wonderful Christian father, and friend to many. He attended Crescent Lake Church for over 30 years and loved Jesus his precious Savior.
He is survived by his two daughters, Katheryn (Mike) Jennings and Amy Kirtwright; one son, Mark Lee (Eileen) Kirtwright; grandchildren, Shay Lee Bush, Ashley Kirtwright, Erik Lee Kirtwright (Emily), Mark Lee Kirtwright Jr., Shyanne Sickels, Nicholas Andrews, and Katie Andrews; and great grandchildren, Ava Andrews, Paisley Wetzel, Lizzie Kirtwright, Lily, Douglas, Adalyn and Kaitlyn Kirtwright.
In addition to his parents, Paul and Ella Imogene Robertson Kirtwright, Lee was proceeded in death by his wife, Lois; his sister, Florence Trowbridge; brother, Paul Dale Kirtwright; and niece, Rebecca Trowbridge.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Crescent Lake Christian Center, Excelsior Springs, MO, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest at Lindley Prairie Cemetary, Stockton, MO, beside his beloved wife Lois, as well as many other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Lee’s name to National Royal Rangers Ministries, 1445 N. Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.