Born Aug. 11, 1937, in Knobel, Ark., son of the late Mark Amos and Nettie Opal Kent Curtis, he was a U.S. Navy and Marine veteran. He worked for the West Memphis Evening Times and White Printing.
He married Zora Loral Lindsey, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Mark Curtis and wife, Glenda, of Peach Orchard; two daughters, Cindy Holder and husband, Pat, of Peach Orchard and Suzanne White and husband, Dennis, of Aurora, Ill.; one brother, M.A. Curtis, of Knobel; three sisters, Ruth Brown, of Corning, Ark., Bonnie Stowell, of Chicago, Ill., and Inez Clampit, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Vic, Max, Elfra and Omer Curtis.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 9, at the Erment Funeral Home in Corning, Ark.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Browning Cemetery in Peach Orchard, Ark., with the Rev. David Stallings officiating.