|Welcome to our
Yes, we're small and we're kind of out in the country,
but we do sell a good used car at a fair price.
For over 27 years our
motto has always been:
9AM to 5PM
9AM to 2PM
|Henry Edward Curtis
November 27, 1944 to March 8, 2014
Henry Curtis, Lawson, MO departed this life on March 8, 2014 and entered
into a new life through his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. He had been
diagnosed with lung cancer 10 months ago. Henry was born in Gallatin,
MO on November 27, 1944 to Paul and Irma Curtis. He leaves behind
Brenda, his wife of 27 years, his daughter Deanna Love of Springfield, MO
and three grandchildren, Peyton, Dylan, and Annah Love. He also is
survived by two brothers, David Curtis of Lawson, MO and Sam Curtis of
Alvarado, TX and four sisters, Kay Cecil of Chillicothe, MO, Martha
Thompson and Pauline Thurman, both of Malden, MO and Janie Hogan of
Lock Springs, MO. He was preceded in death by his sister Sue Hacker of
Gallatin in 1986. Henry worked in construction and industrial fields prior
to becoming employed at Kenworth Truck Company in 1968, working there
until the plant closed in 1986. It was then that he had the opportunity to go
into business for himself. A self-taught and highly knowledgeable
mechanic and auto body repairman, he began Nee-Cee Motors as an auto
repair shop before branching out as an auto dealership. In order to help
those customers who could not afford to pay cash for a vehicle, he began
his own finance company in 1996. With his wife as partner in the business,
he strived to change the tainted image of the used car dealer by being
honest, fair and accountable, all of which led to the success of
Nee-Cee Motors, even though it was "off the beaten path".
Helping people figure out why their vehicle wouldn't "run right" was
especially pleasing to Henry, even if they hadn't bought their vehicle from
Nee-Cee Motors. Henry's well-known motto of "satisfaction is a must"
came from his belief that each and every customer should be appreciated.
The many customers who have expressed their sincere feelings of sorrow
upon learning of Henry's illness is a direct result of that belief.
Henry had a passion for speed which was realized in racing. In the course
of 14 years or more, the business had a variety of circle dirt track race cars,
each one built by Henry from the ground up. In 2006, along with its driver
Jason Estes, Nee-Cee had 17 wins out of 34 races.
Henry's presence will be greatly missed by his family, including his dog
Ginger, and his friends, many who started out as customers. He will be
remembered for his integrity, his generous spirit, his sense of humor and
quick wit, his love for conversation, and his flash of a knowing smile.
Henry's request of no formal services will be honored.