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Jerry Joe Bob Curtis, 78, of Stillwater, passed away on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at his home.
Jerry was born on June 26, 1939, in Hanna, to Marion Franklin and Lona Mae (Asher) Curtis. He graduated from Eufaula High School in 1958.
Jerry enlisted in the United States Army on Sept. 19, 1958, and was honorably discharged on Sept. 18, 1961.
He was married to Lori Boehm Weitz for almost 20 years. On March 7, 1981, Jerry married Carol J. Hamilton, and they were happily married for over 36 years.
He started as an unlocated lineman and then in management for Southwestern Bell, before retiring in 1991.
While living in Muskogee, he was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 517.
Jerry and Carol moved from Muskogee to Oklahoma City, then to Paragosa Springs, Colorado. There Jerry worked as a volunteer on the Restoration of the Lower Blanco River. Jerry and Carol also lived in Fredericksburg, Texas, before moving back to Stillwater.
He loved fishing, camping, and spending time with family.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; daughter, Lorraine Curtis Hellman and husband, Geary, of Canby, Oregon, and Christy Curtis, of Oxford, Mississippi; step-daughter, Tonya Farris and husband, Bryan, of Stillwater; step-son, Trent Hawkins and wife, Beth, of Stillwater; nine grandchildren, Shelby, Brianna, Dalton, Kelsey, Cameron, Cory, Randy, Adrien and Mackenzie; 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Lona Mae Curtis; brothers, Garland Curtis, Lee Roy Curtis, Don Curtis, John Curtis and Fred Curtis, and one sister, Maurine Sofia.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Eufaula Church of Christ with Minister Tommy LeFan and Ronnie Curtis officiating. Cremation arrangements were made with Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory.
Online condolences may be made at www.hbmfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of the following: Encompass Home Health, 2218 West 7th Avenue, Stillwater, OK, 74075, Karman Legacy Hospice, P.O. Box 2408, Stillwater, OK, 74078, or The Tipton Home, P.O. Box 370, Tipton, OK, 73590, or a charity of your choice.
Published on November 1, 2017
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