Military Graveside Services for Wayne Pete Curtis will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 21, 2022, at the Meadow Cemetery in Meadow, Texas with Mark Jennings officiating.
There will be a family visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at the Brownfield Funeral Home.
Pete Curtis entered into his eternal home on February 15, 2022. He was born in Meadow, Texas March 17, 1929, to Arthur and Violet Curtis. He was born the second of six children and raised on their family farm East of Meadow. He was blessed with a close family who endured the Depression with the values of hard work and a lot of love for the land and his family. He graduated from Meadow High School and began his lifelong career as a cotton farmer on his family land.
In the early 1950's, he entered into service with the United States Army and served in the Korean War. He proudly fought with his unit at the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge and was a Corporal and Chief of Section over the 8 inch Howitzer Artillery Unit. Through this service, he developed many lifelong friendships and was honored to serve his country. He embodied a deep love for his fellow man and country, but especially loved his hometown of Meadow, Texas.
On Christmas Day of 1953, he married the love of his life, Glena Winston, in Brownfield. Their love weathered some hardships, but only grew and became stronger over the years. They shared 68 years of happiness and blessings. Early in their marriage, Pete and Glena were members of the Crescent Hill Church of Christ in Brownfield. They later became faithful members of the Meadow Church of Christ and devoted much of their time to living their lives serving others through their church and community.
Pete and Glena were blessed with four daughters, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Marci Curtis Politte on December 30, 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Glena Curtis, and daughters, Becky Curtis Arant and husband, Ruyal Don Arant, Lori Curtis Beane and husband Rooster Beane, and Karen Curtis Rodgers and husband James Houston Rodgers. His surviving grandchildren are Tangi and Keith Irwin, Tesha and Colbert Perez, Dakota and Allie Arant, and Jaxson Rodgers. His great-grandchildren, who brought him so much joy, are Bellamy Lace Perez, Bryleigh Faith Perez, Bronson Dane Perez, Tynlee Graham Irwin, and Laramie Junebug Irwin. Pete is also survived by his beloved brother, Sonny Curtis and wife Louise, and his beloved sister, Alene Curtis Richardson.
The family requests memorials be made in Pete's memory to St. Jude's Foundation or The Lubbock Children's Home. Floral memorials can be arranged directly through Brownfield Floral.
The family would like to extend their deep gratitude for their friendship, love, and prayers.
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