Curtis Wayne Lewis, 40, of Bates City, Missouri passed away on December 28, 2020 at home surrounded by family. Curtis was diagnosed in October of 2019 with Glioblastoma. He fought courageously every day for 14 months like the “OX” that he was. The amount of love and support Curtis and his family received was astounding and they are forever grateful.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Berry Acres, 6825 MO-131, Odessa, MO 64076. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Berry Acres. Burial will follow at the Concord Cemetery in Bates City, MO where Curtis and Avery will be buried together. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family, in the care of Angela Lewis for Children’s Education Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. Memories of Curtis and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com
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Curtis was born on November 24, 1980 in Independence, MO to Dennis and Debbie (Smith) Lewis. He graduated with the Odessa High School class of 1999. After graduating high school, Curtis went to Kansas to harvest wheat where he knew he wanted to return one day for more adventure with equipment of his own. On September 2, 2012 he married Angela Dawn Morgan in Odessa, MO. Curtis was a lifelong farmer. He and Angela started their own business, KNL Harvesting. He was able to fulfill his dream of running the wheat harvest with his wife and children. He did custom harvesting, dozing, field tilling and terracing. Curtis loved his children with everything he had and hoped that one day they would want to follow in his footsteps and carry on his love for farming. It was always a vacation for him, not a “job”. When he was not working, which was not often, he enjoyed tinkering with his pulling tractor, eating ice cream with his family, dumping hedge apples at the four way in town, and always lending a hand whenever someone needed it. Curtis really didn’t know a stranger, always knew your name and he did it with a smile on his face.
Survivors include Curtis’s wife, Angela Lewis of the home; four children, Mason Ray, Miles George, Kaylin Nicole, and Kenton Nash, all of the home; his parents, Dennis and Debbie (Smith) Lewis of Odessa, MO; his brother, Jeremy Allen Lewis (Katie) of Wellington, MO.
Curtis was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Avery Ann, and a brother Bobby Joe Lewis