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Darby “Padre” Curtis, Jr.

• Jun 9, 2018 at 1:45 PM

FALL BRANCH - Darby “Padre” Curtis, Jr., 67, of Fall Branch, TN won and left for his reward on Friday, June 8, 2018.

He was born December 14, 1950, in Lawrence County, KY to the late Darby E. Curtis, Sr. and Norma Wheeler Curtis.

Darby was a simple, giving, honest and kind man who was true to his word. He enjoyed traveling and never met a stranger.

Mr. Curtis proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy for three years and the U.S. Air Force for seventeen years. He retired as a truck driver following fifteen years of service.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of forty-seven years, Nancy Hensley Curtis; daughter, April Jewel “Sissy” Curtis Jaynes; sons, Darby Edd Curtis III (Tracy) and Richard Austin Curtis; grandchildren, Jacob Jaynes, Katie Ricker, Azriel Eli Curtis and Raven Jade Vanmeter; sister, Deborah Curtis Cox; brothers, Alvin Curtis (Cathy) and Sylvester Curtis (Debbie); several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive; special friends, Roy Warner, Kim Marszal, Bleunt Yargi, “Roscoe” and Sandy and all the Hensley clan.

The family will receive friends 12:00-2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 2:00 pm with Pastor David Salley officiating.

A Graveside Service will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Garden of Meditation. Military honors will be conducted by The American Legion Hammond Post #3 Kingsport/ #265 Gate City Post.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Darby’s honor may be made to the American Legion Hammond Post #3/#265, 301 Louis St. Suite #301, Kingsport, TN 37660.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to everyone who sent their prayers world-wide.

The care of Darby “Padre” Curtis, Jr. and his family has been entrusted to the staff of Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services.

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