Robert J. Curtis was born the son of Viston Curtis and Mary Ann (George) Curtis on March 10, 1926, in Waverly, Tennessee, and departed this life April 26, 2014, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 88 years.
He was united in marriage August 23, 1948, in Lake City, Arkansas, to Dorothy Mattox who preceded him in death on March 18, 2002.
He is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Trump and husband, Bruce of Eureka, California, Brenda Curtis of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Kathy Frommel and husband, Philip of Hardy, Arkansas; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several brothers and sisters; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Curtis; and his parents, Viston and Mary Ann Curtis.
Robert was a sawmill worker and crane operator. He owned and operated a service station in Hardy, Arkansas for ten years.
He enjoyed fishing and camping, and in his younger days, loved riding motorcycles and deep sea diving.
He was of the Baptist faith and will be lovingly remembered.
Graveside services will be Monday, April 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM in the Thayer Cemetery with Brad Pierce officiating. Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.