Louis Joseph Amato Sr., 60, of Neosho, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Lou was born Aug. 8, 1957, in Elmhurst, Ill., the son of Americo and Guadalupe. He had one sister and three brothers.
On March 16, 1974, Lou was united in marriage to Brenda Amato, in Camdenton, Mo. Together they raised two children.
He was preceeded in death by his father, Americo Amato; father-in-law, David Eaton; sister-in-law, Ruthie Webster; brother-in-law, Ed Boze; and a nephew, Brian Boze
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Amato; two sons, Louis Amato Jr. and his wife, Angie, and their two daughters, Haidyn and Sydney, of Carthage Mo., Michael Amato and his wife, Heather, and their three children, Rylee, Hadley, and Creed, of Goodman Mo.; sister, Sue Rush and family; brother, Chuck Amato and family; brother, Rick Amato and family; brother, Art Amato and family. Along with several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Lou spent most of his life as a Wal-Mart manager. Lou relocated his family around 18 times throughout his 31-year career with Wal-Mart to further his career and make a better life for his family. He received numerous awards for his tremendous efforts and contributions to Wal-Mart and received "Manager of the Year" several times and even the "Sam Walton Award" (highest award Wal-Mart gives). Throughout his career he touched and influenced many lives and helped lay the foundation for many.
Lou had many talents, loved to play his drums and many other musical instruments. He loved to collect antiques and restore them, wrench on or fix anything that was put in front of him. He loved being around people and making them laugh. He was a very generous and giving person and would go above and beyond to help anyone. He was an awesome husband, father, and grandfather who leaves a tremendous legacy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, Carthage Nazarene Church, 2000 Grand Avenue, Carthage Mo.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Dystonia Foundation in memory of Lou Amato
Published on January 18, 2018