He was born on Aug. 30, 1930, in Parsons to Willard “Bill” and Edna (Coleman) Curtis. He had lived in Parsons nearly all of his life. He was self-employed as a logger and for seven years was employed by Day and Zimmermann. During the urban renewal project in Parsons, he worked in demolition.
He was a member of the Church of God and helped build the church building. He had taught Sunday School, served on the board and drove the church bus. He enjoyed attending Glory Barn Church on Sunday evenings.
On Dec. 22, 1950, he married June M. Gray in Parsons. She survives of Parsons.
Other survivors include a son, Don Curtis and his wife, Tonya, of Parsons; three daughters, Dixie Taylor and her husband, Brett, and Donna Span, all of Parsons, and Diana Low and her husband, Cecil, of McCune; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Phyllis Trokey and her husband, Len, and Lola Baer and her husband, Steve, all of Parsons.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two children, Dale and Denise Curtis; a grandson, Don Curtis Jr.; three brothers, Billy Gene Curtis, Donny Curtis and Jackie Curtis; two sisters, Maybelle Judd and Sharon Jones; and a son-in-law, Ouddie Span.
The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Church of God. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Shriners Crippled Children Fund, the American Heart Association or the charity of the donor’s choice. Memorials may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.