MATTHEWS -- Buel Curtis, 84, died at 3:35 p.m. Nov. 18, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born July 13, 1923, in Waverly, Tenn., to the late A.R. and Ollie Elizabeth Winters Curtis, he served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Caribou during World War II and was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church. He was a farmer, cement construction contractor and part owner of the Curtis Bros. Construction Co.
On Feb. 22, 1942, in New Madrid, he married Verble L. Kelso who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Sandra Curtis of North Ogden, Utah; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Sue and Mike Erickson of Oakland and Phyllis and Bill Atkinson of Plainfield, Ill.; five brothers, Pete Curtis of Matthews, Perry Curtis of Kingman, Ariz., J.H. Curtis of San Diego, Don Curtis of Sikeston and Jerry Curtis of Columbia; two sisters, Ruby Silverthorn of Sikeston and Barbara Lasters of Oran; and 20 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Kelley Grubbs, pastor of Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston, will officiate.
Burial will full military honors by the Missouri Military Honor Guard will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.