In Memory

Ronald Curtis

Ronald Curtis

Ronald G. Curtis

September 9, 1950 - August 1, 1978

After graduating in 1968, Ron attended the U of A, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1972. Then he taught English and Agriculture at Gentry High School for 2 years before enlisting with the U.S. Navy in 1974. Ron received his commission from OCS at Rhode Island. In 1976 he served onboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk out of San Diego. Ron was killed in a motorcycle accident three blocks from his brother's home in Riverside, California, on August 1, 1978.

Ron was survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Curtis from Grove, Oklahoma, a brother, Captain Donald Curtis, USAF, who was stationed at Norton AFB in California at the time and who later became Major in the USAF; and one son, Brian Weeks - currently of Wetumka, Oklahoma.

Ron Curtis is laid to rest in Siloam Springs.



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01/30/15 09:36 AM #1    

Charles (Chas) Foreman

My gratitude for the update this site...

I remember when Ron and his family moved to Siloam Springs, they attended the Church I grew up in, later I lived next to his folks in the 80s for a brief time.  We were friends in High School.  After high school, he married my sister but that didn't work out.  He is survived by my nephew and his children who live in Oklahoma.  I knew most of these facts but wasn't sure of the dates and details.  Ron's brother and mother are still living but his father passed a few years back.  Almost bought a car from Ron once...

 Everyone should be remembered and no one forgotten.

01/30/15 04:51 PM #2    

Carroll E. Wright

My brother and I worked with Ron at the spot theater and drive in In '68 he taught us how to run the movie projectors and we were friends. We all worked together at both theaters, cleaning up after the movies and helping with repairs. He was a hard worker and very knowledgeable about anything he worked on. He had a Honda motorcycle and that is when my brothers and I got into riding motorcycles.  

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