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Mr. Thomas Wilson Curtis SrThomas Wilson Curtis, Sr., 69, of Lancaster, passed away at his winter home in DeBary, Florida. He was born May 19, 1942 in Wilmington, Ohio. Tom was a member of Greencastle Bible Church. He was a VietNam veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He was aboard the USS Enterprise and worked as a jet mechanic. He later retired with over 35 years of service with the Air Force Reserves and DCSC where he was a Quality Control Manager. One of Tom's greatest passions was restoring Vintage Cars.
Tom is survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha Ann (Wylie) Curtis; sons, Tom (Charlene) Curtis Jr. of Lancaster and Shane Curtis of Canal Winchester; grandchildren, Seth and Tristen Curtis, Tony (Lindsey) Miller; great grandchildren, Alaina, Owen and Ashlynn Miller; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill (Shirley) Wylie and Mary Johnston both of Xenia, Kay (Phillip) Correa of Deltona, Florida, Connie Wylie and Dennis Wylie of North Carolina and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Earl and Edith Curtis; his mother, Mary (Reeder) Curtis; four brothers, Franklin, Happy, Donald and Larry Curtis and three infant sisters.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Rev. Charles Fletcher officiating. Burial will be in Amanda Twp. Cemetery where military honors will be provided by AMVETS Post #2256. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday and 12:00 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
I'm so sorry to hear of toms passing, he and I were both born on May 19,1942 and were both in the Navy and were both on Aircraft Carriers. I worked with tom at Rickenbacker AFB for 20 years and never heard him say a bad word about anyone He was a friend to everyone and I'm proud to have known him and call him my friend.
Jerry Townsley - October 27, 2011 at 10:04 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I was so sorry to hear about Tom's passing, and very grateful he was able to join our Wilmington High School class at our 50th reunion celebration last summer. My deepest sympathies to his family.
Kathy Bowman Lauder - October 22, 2011 at 08:43 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Lit a candle in memory of Mr. Thomas Wilson Curtis Sr.
Bonnie Moore Mathews - October 22, 2011 at 05:40 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Was shocked and so saddened to read of Tom's passing in today's Wilmington newspaper. Was just 3 short months ago when we were all together at our 50th high school class reunion, and of course Tom drove one of his '51 Chevys. Tom was a fine person and a very proud husband and father. He will be missed by all who knew him. May thoughts are prayers are with you all.
Bonnie Moore Mathews - October 22, 2011 at 05:49 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I remember Tommy as teenager in Wilmington Ohio and his brothers and was shock to read all brothers are gone now and Tommy, his dear sweet Mother a very hard worker and they live across street from the bus station. Tommy was nicest fellow and whole family was sweet and kind, and I am sadden for your time of his leaving onto a enrich life with Jesus and that is such a comfort for one day all will be together again and Tommy did well in life and as husband and father as i read he did well mighty fine. Former friend of years ago, Susie Scroggy Culberson of Summerville So C.
Susie Scroggy Culberson - October 22, 2011 at 09:07 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Marti, we were heart broken to hear about Tom's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Gerry and Kay Peterson
Gerald G Peterson - October 23, 2011 at 08:39 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
So sorry for your lose Tom was a great guy and I always enjoyed talking to him about his latest project Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you
Ron & Kristie Luck
Ronald Luck - October 23, 2011 at 11:23 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Marty, we are so sorry to hear about Tom. We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Jim & Virginia Fluharty - October 22, 2011 at 09:19 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Tom was a nice and caring person. I worked with Tom for many years, he always talked about the Lord and his love for his family. Tom will be missed. My prayers are with the family.
David Bowling - October 25, 2011 at 09:11 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Tom was a wonderful man and we will greatly miss him. This is such a difficult lost for many of us but I know so much greater for the family. We will be praying for God's comfort for you all during this time.
Paul Martin - October 24, 2011 at 04:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM