Christopher "Chris" Curtis

Obituary of Christopher "Chris" Curtis

Curtis, Christopher "Chris" SFC (Ret.) Midland, MI Christopher, age 42, passed away July 9, 2020. He was born in Bay City, Michigan, on August 29, 1977, to Woody E.H. Curtis and the late Karen Lee Mechling. Chris was a proud 1996 graduate of Bay City Central High School, was on their football and wrestling team where he was known as "Twinkle Toes Curtis". He enjoyed sports and activities with his family and friends. Chris had strong moral values and integrity, always putting his family first. SFC Curtis joined the Army in 1996 as a 19D (calvary scout) and proudly served 21 years, with nearly a decade of service overseas and 5 combat deployments. He received a Bronze Star for his exceptional military service and a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during his deployment in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Delores; children, Anyssa S. Curtis and Christopher A. Curtis Jr.; siblings, Wendy, Woody Jr., Matthew, Shannon, Jason, Todd, Brian, and Patrick; many step-brothers & sisters; father, Woody E. H. (Sharon) Curtis; step-father, H. Frederick Nitschky; a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews; a special aunt, Roxanne Marion; and mother-in-law, Jo Ann Wooden. He was predeceased by his step-son, Tristian B. Kitt; and father-in-law, Clarence Gulley. After a private service, he will be laid to rest at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Michigan. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to The Wishes of the Family. To sign online guestbook, visit www.hyattewald.com Arrangements made with Hyatt Ewald Funeral Home, 700 N. Monroe St, Bay City, Michigan.
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