Born December 27, 1931, in Hornersville, Mo., son of the late Drew Curtis and Cleo Ella Sides, he was a Veteran of the United States Army.
On July 27, 1951, in Cardwell, Mo., he married Freida Ruth Hampton, who preceded him in death on March 30, 2005.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers.
Survivors include two sons, Rickey Curtis and wife, Cheryl, of Fairmont City, Ill. and David Curtis and wife, Robyn, of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Robert Scott Curtis, Christy Lynn Curtis, Drew Owen Curtis and Jeremy Daniel Curtis and four sisters, Wanda, Wilma, Pat and Belinda.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Friday, July 29, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with the Reverend Bud Evans officiating.
Burial will be held at the Horner Cemetery in Hornersville, Mo.