Harlow Vincent Curtis, son of the late Truman and Ada (Day) Curtis, was born on June 21, 1937 in Wright County, Missouri, in the St. George community, and passed away suddenly at his residence on December 25, 2013 at 76 years of age.
Harlow grew up in the Grovespring area and attended the Durbin and Hartville schools. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Fern Coffman on October 25, 1958 in Hartville. Two sons were born to this union. They made their home and raised their family in Wright County.
Harlow was employed by Young’s Discount Store in Mtn. Grove, Missouri, for many years. He later worked as an electrician for Elza Jarrett.
He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved his family dearly and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Harlow enjoyed life and loved a good trade, and he found enjoyment in buying and selling almost anything.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed squirrel hunting, fishing the lakes and rivers for white bass and goggle-eye, gigging with the boys and fish fries on the creek bank. He liked attending bluegrass and gospel music events.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Curtis on October 30, 2004; an infant brother; and a sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Gene Davis.
He is survived by his two sons and their wives, Harold and Mary Curtis of Cabool, Missouri, and Dean and Karen Curtis of Mtn. Grove; one sister, Viola Coday and husband Jerry of Lebanon, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Dustin Curtis, Tiffany Bashor, Michika Fangrow, Ashley Oberdiear, Shana Curtis, Shaela Curtis, and Stephanie Curtis; eight great-grandchildren, Trevin Curtis, Clayton Curtis, Jade Bashor, Blythe Blakey, Chesnea Blakey, Addalea Oberdiear, Avery Oberdiear, and Bryson Curtis; a very special friend, Myrtle Day of Hartville, Missouri; and a host of other relatives and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Wayne Cannon officiating. Song selections were “Daddy’s Hands,” “When I Step Off On That Beautiful Shore,” and “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” Carold Robertson and Robin Widner served as singers, accompanied by Jean Coy on the piano. Pallbearers were Dale Day, Glen Day, Lynn Day, Stevie Day, Gene Curtis and Elza Jarrett. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.