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 Curtis Howard “Mr. Curtis” Earnest

Curtis Howard “Mr. Curtis” Earnest

Bowie County, Texas, USA
Death 2 May 2011 (aged 86)
Harrison County, Texas, USA
Burial Keithville, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Section 4, site 27 (4 27). New interment May 5, 2011.
Memorial ID 69346583 · View Source
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Curtis Howard "Mr. Curtis" Earnest

(April 11, 1925 - May 2, 2011)

SHREVEPORT, LA - Services celebrating the life of Curtis Howard Earnest will be held Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11am at the First Baptist Church of Waskom, Texas. Rev. Leland Crawford and Dr. Larry Williams will officiate. Visitation is scheduled from 5-7pm, Thursday, May 5, at Osborn Funeral Home in Shreveport.

The son of a humble east Texas farmer family and the fifth of six children, Mr. Curtis grew up in several small towns around the Texarkana, Texas area. At 6' 4" tall, he was the star of his high school basketball team in Hooks, Texas. After graduating, Mr. Curtis enlisted in the Army. He was extremely proud of his service to his country during World War II in the Philippines. Following the war, Mr. Curtis returned home where he met and married Eugenia Elizabeth Burns in 1950. He worked as a clerk for the Postal Service for nearly 36 years, and retired in 1982.

God gifted Mr. Curtis with amazing skills. He built or helped build several homes. He loved creating things from wood including beautiful clock cases. There was no electrical, plumbing or carpentry repair he couldn't handle. For a time, he joined his wife in creating lovely ceramics. Annually, he planted abundant vegetable gardens. Some of his produce was enjoyed by his family, but much of his harvest was generously shared with friends. He was a great cook and many people looked forward to meals where Mr. Curtis supplied his delicious home-made dinner rolls.

His talents were not limited to horticulture and construction. Mr. Curtis was fun and active man. He loved to sing and play the guitar and was famous for his harmonica playing. He enjoyed water skiing, camping and being with friends. He was gentle and kind to everyone. He was generous to all with whatever he had.

His greatest role however was being a husband and father. If not at work, Mr. Curtis loved to be at home with his family. He taught his children by his quiet, tender example. He loved vacationing with his family and went on many trips around to country for pleasure and education. He worked countless overtime hours at his work in order to give as much as possible to his family.

He was a man of great faith. He knew that Jesus Christ was his Savior and was dedicated to his church family. He was pleased to serve his Lord through many services to his church and friends.

Mr. Curtis was preceded to heaven by his wife, parents, a sister and two brothers. Living on in his honor are his daughter, Curtistine Earnest of Shreveport, son, Danny Earnest of Dallas, brother, Leo Earnest of Redwater, Texas and a host of cherished sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and precious friends.

In lieu of flowers, Mr. Curtis would have preferred donations to the building fund of the First Baptist Church, Waskom, Texas.

Curtistine and Danny thank everyone who ever loved Mr. Curtis. His legacy is that he loved well and that he was well loved.


Published in Shreveport Times on May 5, 2011

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Gravesite Details GPS +32.26662,-93.93259 Double stacked burial with spouse Eugenia Elizabeth Burns Earnest.





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