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Weldon Thomas Curtis

Weldon Thomas Curtis

Weldon Thomas Curtis, age 85, of Acorn, Arkansas passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at his home. He was born on Sunday, August 18, 1935 to William Otha Curtis and Hildred Russell Curtis in Rising Star, Texas. 

Weldon was a man of great faith. He was a member of the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church where he served over 30 faithful years as a Deacon. He enjoyed ministering to the younger people while serving as a Sunday School teacher. Weldon loved the Lord and his family above all. He was married to the love of his life for 67 years. His children brought a great amount of joy to his life. Weldon was well known for being one of the best mechanics around. He began mechanic work while still in High School and continued the trade for over 70 years. He loved cars and took great pride in working on them. Weldon was a loving, father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Myrel Curtis. 

Weldon is survived by his wife, Bettye Jane Curtis of Acorn; two sons, Tom Curtis and Mary of Mena, Arkansas, Lonnie Curtis and Sheila of Le Belle, Florida; two daughters, Peggy Russell and Leonard of Waldron, Arkansas, Barbara Williams and Billy Don of Mansfield, Arkansas; one brother, Eugene Curtis of Muskogee, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Frank Gibson and Sarah of Mena, Rebekah Curtis of Chesapeake, Virginia, Rachel Curtis of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Elisabeth Alva and Omri of Williamsburg, Virginia; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends. 

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church in Mena with Brother Justin Leonard and Brother Frank Gibson officiating. Interment is to follow at the Concord Cemetery in Ink, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. 

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