Charles William Curtis

Charles William Curtis


Memorial services for Charles William Curtis, 79, of Canton, were held Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Colfax Methodist Church in Colfax. Mr. Curtis passed away June 24, 2017, in Canton.

He was born Jan. 10, 1938, in Telephone to William and Jewel Inez Curtis. He served in the navy as a helmsman on the USS Providence. After his sea duty, he finished his enlistment as a shore patrol officer.

He went on to serve in the National Guard of Texas as a reserve in the army.

While serving in the navy in 1958, he met and married the love of his life, Mary. They were married for 57 years until her death in 2015.

He worked for many years at Lockheed Aircraft in California. They moved to Canton in 1976, where they raised their five children. He finished up his career at Winchester Rifle Company before his retirement in 1993.

He is survived by his daughters, Teri Caldwell and husband, Carl of Buna, Bonnie Tears and husband, Brian of The Colony, Patty Edwards and husband, David of Canton, and Wendy Matthews and husband, Phillip of Canton; son, David Curtis and wife, Judy of Canton; sisters, Barbara Reese and husband, Truman of Arlington, and Marlene Bolton of Wendell, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.