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Gerald James Curtis, Sr
Birth: Oct. 31, 1944
Burns
Dickson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 2008
Charlotte Park
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Gerald James Curtis Sr., Age 63, passed away quietly at his home on August 24, 2008 following a 14 month battle with cancer. Born in Burns, TN on October 31, 1944 to Robert Jenkins and Elizabeth Garton Curtis. Gerald was predeceased by his father, Robert Curtis and is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Curtis. Survivors also include his wife, Brenda Richardson Curtis; his devoted daughter, Lisa Jo (Danny) Orange and "Pappy's Girl", beloved granddaughter, Elizabeth Nicole Orange; first wife, Betty Drake Curtis and their children, Gerald J. Curtis, Jr. and Terri Lynn Curtis Bilbrey; grandchildren, Matthew Daren Bilbrey and McKenzie Dawn Bilbrey; brothers, Bobby Jenkins Curtis, Ashland City, TN and Donald Ernest (Tammy) Curtis, Ashland City, TN, Terry Lee Curtis, Waverly, TN and David Michael (Mitzie) Curtis, Ashland City, TN; nieces and nephews, Russell Curtis, Stacy (Marlon) Hunter, Leighann (Andy) Conatser; great-nieces and nephews, Marcus Curtis, Logan Curtis, Belinda Curtis, Jessica Hunter, Jamie Allen and many wonderful friends who, each in their own way, have meant so much to him over his lifetime. Gerald loved to help others and spent much of his time after retirement doing just that. He was a member of and worked with Cheatham County Historical and Genealogical Association to raise money for the establishment of the Cheatham County Museum, and as a member of P.A.L.S. Chapter CCHGA, worked to clean and preserve local cemeteries. He was also a member of New Hope Church of Christ and the Ashland City Masonic Lodge. Gerald was raised in the Pond Creek area of River Road in Cheatham County, and considered that area as home all his life. He had a great love for the people in that area and will be remembered by them and others through his work with P.A.L.S. in writing of "Life on the Creeks", a book that contains memories of many people in Pond Creek, and Lillamay, Sam's Creek Area. A Memorial service for all of his wonderful family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 2 p.m., at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, 1 p.m. until service time at WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, 6962 Charlotte Pike, (615) 352-9400.

Sons of Confederate Veterans
Capt. W. H. McCauley Camp 260
and
Mechanized Cavalry
1st Battalion Company A #582
 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: D & J Cloninger
Record added: Aug 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29331370
Gerald James Curtis, Sr
Added by: D & J Cloninger
 
 
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Mar. 13, 2011

- Robert C. Hill, Sr.
 Added: Dec. 17, 2008
Gerald you will be missed by everyone who knew you. A better person there wasn't. Oh and we'll miss those HOT mushrooms and by the way....my Dodge will out pull your Ford! Love you Man and someday we'll ride in the sky together!
- D & J Cloninger
 Added: Aug. 26, 2008
 
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