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Jay B. Curtis, Columbia, KY (1939-2013)

He was a native of Monroe County, KY, who had made thousands of friends here as an employee of Houchens stores. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Communty Church and a U.S. Army veteran who will be rendered full military honors at interment in Tompkinsville, KY. He leaves three direct living descendants,
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Jay B. Curtis, age 73, of Columbia formerly of Tompkinsville passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 31 at 11amCT, at Strode Funeral Home, 204 Columbia Avenue, Tompkinsville, KY, with burial to follow in the Monroe County Memorial Lawn with military rites performed at graveside by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow, KY. Rev. Stanley Watson and Rev. Ralph Hadley officiating. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, KY.

Pallbearers are: Billy Hadley, Jeff Hadley, Chris Hadley, Frank Hadley, Anthony Hadley, Mitchell Hadley and Jerry Hadley.

Jay B. Curtis, Columbia, KY (1939-2013)

He was born July 25, 1939 in Monroe County, KY. He was the son of the late Carlos Curtis and Evie Liffie Rich Curtis. He died Sunday, January 27, 2013, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 73 years, 6 months, and 2 days.

He was a retired butcher for Houchens Industries, a member of Mt. Tabor Community Church and an army veteran.

He was united in marriage on June 5, 1960 to Shirley Ann Cross Curtis who preceded him in death on July 14, 2009.

He is survived by the following:
  • One daughter and son in law: Terri Ellen and Thom Rose of Huntsville, AL

  • Two nieces: Diane Peden of Glasgow, KY, Deanie Turner of Augusta, GA

  • Two grandchildren: Xavier and Elizabeth Rose of Huntsville, AL
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a brother, Creed Curtis and a sister, Alma Marie Francis.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Strode Funeral Home, 204 Columbia Avenue, Tompkinsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

This story was posted on 2013-01-28 11:34:17

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Jay B. Curtis, Columbia, KY (1939-2013)

2013-01-28 - 204 Columbia Avenue, Tompkinsville, KY - Photo Strode Funeral Home.

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