Edgar (Ed) L. Curtis
Edgar (Ed) L. Curtis, age 70, of Sunrise Beach, MO, passed away on March 13, 2017, at the North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City.
Ed was born on May 7, 1946, in Hamilton, to Orson and Vesta (McCrary) Curtis. He grew up in Hamilton, where he graduated from Hamilton Penney High School in 1964. He was involved in golf, basketball and football and was a member of the 1962 conference championship team. He served for two years as a board member of the Hamilton High School Golf Club. In 1968 Ed received his BSBA degree from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. He was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and also lettered in CMSU football as Student Equipment Manager. In 1975 he received his Masters of Business Administration from UCM. He was employed as manager of the University Union Facilities and Operations for 30 years, before retiring in 1998.
Ed’s hobbies included woodworking, golf, softball, hunting, and racing midget sprint cars. He was an avid sports fan and supporter of anything UCM, Hamilton Hornets, and sprint car racing.
His community involvement included Warrensburg and Missouri Jaycees, where he held numerous local chapter offices, Region IV Vice President and Region IV Director. He was awarded Jaycee International Senatorship #29237 in June 1980. Ed was the founder of the Old Drum Quail Unlimited Chapter in Johnson County. He was a member and starting pitcher for the Fossils slow pitch softball team at CMSU for 23 years. Following retirement, Ed became an Executive Vice President for the Alpha Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity in Warrensburg and was a Leadership Consultant for nine years. He was a board member of the Westside Aquatic Center in Laurie. Ed was proudly a member of the UCM Football Chain Gang for 42 years and was inducted into the UCM Hall of Fame in 2012. Ed was a member of the Hamilton Federated Church and the Kingston Navy.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife, Jan Six Curtis. In December, 1988, Ed married Elaine Brownlee Moss in Hamilton. They resided in Warrensburg until 2003 when they moved to Sunrise Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine, of the home; children, Jim (Jo) Curtis of Sedalia, Bob (Jolene) Curtis of Robesonia, PA, Jill (Rob) Bray of Blue Springs, Wendy (Rob) Edwards of Hamilton, and Shawn (Jennifer) Moss of Hamilton; grandchildren, Lindsey Curtis, Collin and Cayley Bray, Will and Olivia Edwards, Owen Moss and Skylar Franklin; and brother, Jim Curtis of Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the Hamilton Federated Church. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at the church. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a scholarship fund being established in Ed’s memory for a Penney High School student who will be attending UCM to major in either sports or education. The family will have a memory book available at the Hamilton Federated Church during the visitation for friends and family to share a memory or picture. Please feel free to bring a picture or memory already pre-written/printed to put in this book.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton.