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James R. “Jimmy” Curtis

Thursday, May 12, 2022
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James R. “Jimmy” Curtis, 72, of Sweetwater passed away Monday at Sweetwater Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Mike Woodard officiating.

Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Jimmy was born Dec. 28, 1949, in Wichita Falls, to Willie O. and Bobbie V. (Hall) Curtis. He graduated from Wichita Falls Hirschi High School in 1968. He met and married his wife, Anita Elaine Carlile June 20, 1987, in Abilene. They moved to Sweetwater from Abilene in 1997. He was a truck driver and had worked for Halliburton for 14 years, and drove as an independent for a time and then opened Kustom Krusin Body Shop in Abilene. He also worked for Mission Life as a pre-need salesman and Whataburger in retirement as a maintenance man and server. He was a member of Southwest Park Baptist Church in Abilene and served in the Texas National Guard for six years.

He is preceded in death by his father, March 5, 2018; and his mother, August 22, 2021.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Curtis of Abilene; sons; David Curtis of Iowa Park, and Landon King of Sweetwater; daughter, Melanie Self of Wichita Falls; his sister, Brenda Smith of Argyle; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.