Curtis Ray Welch died peacefully in his room at Laurie Care Center in Laurie, Missouri in the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 11 at the age of 76.
Curtis was a retired Kansas City, Missouri Police Officer of 25 years who moved to the Lake of the Ozarks over ten years ago to relax.
During his time in law enforcement, he served as a K-9 officer and later as Police Chief of Camden Point where he started the Police Cadets to get youth involved in their community.
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting and was a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Oregon Ducks.
He was full of life and jokes all the way until the end and everyone who ever met him couldn't help but to love him.
Curtis was preceded in death by his mother, Monta Lee Welch and his Father, Marshall Welch.
He is survived by his six children: Mike, Robin, Tracy, Brendan, Stephanie and Rikki.  He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and a handful of great-grandchildren.
In his later years he was entertained and cared for by his best friends, Bob and Teresa Hemen.
The Welch family appreciates everything they have done for Curtis.
A private ceremony will be held for family and close friends only.