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Jim Edward Curtis

Dec. 5, 1942 - Nov. 5, 2020

Jim Edward Curtis was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on Dec. 5, 1942 to Clark and Doris Curtis. He died Nov. 5, 2020.

After spending a childhood in Ringling, Oklahoma, he attended Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma, where he met and married Wanda Tyner on Feb. 11, 1964.

They later moved to Clarksville, Arkansas where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1969.

Jim worked for Ralston Purina for four years then Cyprus Steel as a welder and metal worker until he was disabled on a job site accident in 1978. Thereafter he has been a rancher and building his retirement home in Checotah, Oklahoma.

Jim’s passion since childhood was always horses. He took pride in raising several outstanding colts and won numerous buckles and jackpots team roping.

Jim and Wanda remained married 56 years, until his passing.

They had two sons and two daughters. He was a member of Checotah Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clark and Doris Curtis; brother, Stanley Curtis; sister, Della Curtis; infant daughter, LaWanna Curtis; grandson, Joshua Mobbs, and nephew, Clendon Curtis.

He is survived by his wife Wanda Curtis; sons, Joe Curtis and wife Amber and Stan Curtis and wife Sandy; daughter Shannon Bollinger; sister-in-law, Sally Curtis; seven grandkids, four great-grandkids and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Memorial services were 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 at Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service Chapel.

Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

Condolences to the family may be made at

McIntosh County Democrat

300-A S. Broadway
Checotah, OK 74426
(918) 473-2313