OBITUARY

Franklin James Curtis Sr.

February 27, 1923May 11, 2018

Mr. Franklin J. Curtis, 95, of Saint Simons Island, Georgia peacefully departed this life on Friday, May 11, 2018. Mr. Curtis was a World War II wounded veteran in the Division of Mines and Demolition. He saw action in Africa, Italy, France, Belgium, and Germany. He also was involved with the D-Day invasion and was a three time Purple Heart recipient. His platoon received a Distinguished Unit Citation from the President of the United States. Upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Military, Mr. Curtis attended college and obtained his B.A. in Business from the University of Arizona. After graduation, he joined his brother at the Wrayswood Plantation in Georgia, where they farmed sheep and cattle. He then joined his older brother in the family business of printing at Curtis 1000, Inc. in Atlanta, GA, where he rose to CEO of the business. Upon his retirement, he and his loving wife sailed the seas in which he was the boat’s captain. Mr. Curtis was born on February 27, 1923 in Hartford, CT to the late Henry Sr. and Buford B. Curtis. He will be reuniting with his parents and two brothers, Henry Curtis Jr. and Richard Curtis, in death. Mr. Curtis will be missed by his loving wife of seventy years, Dorothy B. Curtis; his three sons, Franklin J. Curtis Jr. (Jaime), Robert Curtis, and Charles Curtis (Sandy); his two daughters, Carol Curtis Meares (Don), and Peggy Curtis. Also left to cherish his memories are his 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mr. Curtis is also survived by a host of caring nieces and nephews, and a loving caregiver and friend, Marjorie Hardee. Mr. Curtis will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. His family will have many fond memories to cherish for years to come. Fair winds and calm seas, Pop. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for memorial contributions made in his memory to Hospice of the Golden Isles. Arrangements are entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home www.edomillerandsons.com

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  • Mr. Curtis was born on February 27, 1923 in Hartford, CT to the late Henry Sr. and Buford B. Curtis. He will be reuniting with his parents and two brothers, Henry Curtis Jr. and Richard Curtis, in death.
    Mr. Curtis will be missed by his loving wife of seventy years, Dorothy B. Curtis; his three sons, Franklin J. Curtis Jr. (Jaime), Robert Curtis, and Charles Curtis (Sandy); his two daughters, Carol Curtis Meares (Don), and Peggy Curtis. Also left to cherish his memories are his 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mr. Curtis is also survived by a host of caring nieces and nephews, and a loving caregiver and friend, Marjorie Hardee.
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Claudia Weaver Gimson

May 24, 2018

Many happy memories of good times with this wonderful family, and so many being around the water and on boats! Frank (Uncle Tom) had a such an infectious laugh and genuine sense of humor.
My deepest sympathy to the whole family and especially Dottie.
Claudia

Amy Whitehurst

May 17, 2018

Many happy memories of sailing with you! Hope you are enjoying smooth sailing in a new land!

Judy Graves

May 17, 2018

Bud and I had wonderful trips with you on the Trypanic. Warmest condolences to you and your family. Judy

FROM THE FAMILY