Date: Friday, March 4, 2011
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2011
Time: Graveside at 11:00 AM
Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO
Entombment in Good Sheperd Mausoleum, Union, MO
Memorials / Donations:
Hulen DeWayne Curtis of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home in St. Clair, surrounded by the love of his family, on March 2, 2011 having reached the age of seventy-five years, three months and one day. Hulen was born in Conran, MO on November 30, 1935, son of Carlos Curtis and Linda May Curtis nee Rainkin. On June 12, 1955, he was united in marriage to Mary Etta Smith and three children came to bless this union.
Hulen is survived by his wife, Mary Curtis of St. Clair; by one son, Gary Curtis and wife, Sherri, of High Ridge, MO; by two daughters, Marianne Dodson and husband, Leon, of Coweta, OK and Darlene Haley and husband, David, of Wagoner, OK; by three grandchildren, Jennifer Martins and husband, Drew, of Tulsa, OK, Amy Walkup and husband, Jon, of Sapulpa, OK and Garett Curtis of Evansville, IN; by two brothers, Herbert Curtis of St. Clair and Earl Curtis and wife, Ruthie, of Coweta, OK; by one sister, Brenda Bay and husband, Carl, of Union, MO; by six great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Hulen was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Linda Curtis; by one brother, James Curtis; by one sister, Pauline Townsend; and by one grandson, Michael DeWayne Curtis.
Hulen was a Christian of the Pentecostal faith. During his working years, he was employed at Chrysler Daimler Corporation in Fenton, MO, retiring after twenty-one years of service. He was also a retiree of the United Auto Workers, Local 110 of St. Louis, MO. Hulen was an outdoorsman at heart and enjoyed all types of out door activities. He loved to go hunting and fishing, especially when family went with him. He also enjoyed doing carpentry and woodworking projects. He was a family man and he was happiest when he was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
A kind and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation was held from 3:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, March 4, 2011 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Committal services were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Midlawn Memorial Gardens near Union, MO with the Rev; Carl Bay officiating.