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James (Jim) Rodger Curtis

James (Jim) Rodger Curtis, 84, of Gerald, MO passed away on February 4, 2023 at Sunset Health Care Center in Union, MO. Jim was born on May 22, 1938 in Piper City, IL to Bernie Raymond and Elma Susan (nee Strode) Curtis. Jim was a military veteran serving in the Army’s renowned 82nd Airborne Division. He was the owner of C&C Construction, and was a skilled carpenter and general contractor who built many homes and commercial buildings in the Farmington and Arcadia Valley area. He was dedicated to his family, was a star basketball player in the Gilman, Illinois school system, loved country music, and his dogs. He was proceeded in death by his parents, sister, Betty Andrews, son, Lee Curtis, daughter, Sandra Lafollette, and granddaughter, Jamie Curtis Murphy. Surviving are his wife of almost 60 years, Doris Jean Curtis (nee Hoblit), and children Susan (Steve) Johnson of Gerald MO; Michael (Lisa) Crum of Kimberling City, MO; James (Barbara) Curtis of Belleville, IL; and Damon (Lynn) Curtis of Bremerton, WA; nine grandchildren, Steven Johnson, Adam Johnson, Deama Helms, Jacob Curtis, Christina Curtis, Joseph Curtis, Crystal Curtis, Laura Willis, and Rachel Woods; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers Bernie (Donna) Curtis of Pontiac, IL; Kenneth (Sandy) Curtis of Calvert City, KY; and Earnest (Norma) Curtis of Gilman IL; along with many nieces and nephews and a special son-in-law, Stan Lafollette of Doe Run, MO.

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