Curtis Marvin Smith

June 15, 1949February 12, 2020

Curtis Marvin Smith passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. He was 70 years old. He was the loving husband of Jacqueline Franatovich Smith, for 40 years. Devoted father of Heather Marie Smith. Brother of Michael Smith (Rejane), Edward Smith, III (Mally), Teresa Rockwood (Steve), Alisa Young (Daryl) and Nancy Thomas. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, the late Bobbye Jean Curtis Smith and the late Edward Smith, Jr.; by his mother-in-law, the late Francis Cox; and by his father-in-law, the late Harold Franatovich. He is also survived by his beloved cousins, Jude Savaski, Joey Bradshaw, Shelbi Savaski (Chad), Robbie Brouillette (Maggie), Delilah Brouilette, Angelina Brouillette, Colleen Lee, and a host of other dear relatives and friends. Curtis worked as a stock clerk at Winn-Dixie, in Arabi, for many years, at St. Bernard Hospital, in maintenance, for 19 years, and George Gulf Chemical Plant, in Baton Rouge, for 3 years before being assigned to Fire Watch, for 3 years. He was a die-hard fan of the New Orleans Saints, never missed an episode of Law and Order or Criminal Minds, enjoyed watching golf, and loved being outdoors and fishing with his brother. His greatest passion was traveling far and wide to every Cruisin' the Coast event within driving distance. Curtis loved being with people and made everyone around him laugh with his "larger than life" personality. His genuine happiness was contagious. He will be forever missed, and eternally loved, by everyone he leaves behind. The Smith Family would like to extend a sincere debt of gratitude to Curtis's wonderful and dedicated caretaker, Cheryl Billew - Thank you for all you've done. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a gathering at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. VIRTUE STREET, in Chalmette, on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. A funeral service will be held in his memory at 1:00 PM. He will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To sign and view the family guestbook, please visit


  • Gathering of Friends and Family Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 22, 2020


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February 18, 2020

I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Curtis's family.
I have worked with Curtis for many years at Chalmette Medical Center and he always had a beautiful smile to greet you with. He was a lovely person and would do anything possible to help you if he could. I always loved teasing him just to make him blush. He will truly be missed.

Debbie Allen

February 18, 2020

Mr. Curtis was a great person to be around, and he will be dearly missed.

Stephanie Carollo ~ Reeb

February 18, 2020

Jackie and Heather, I am so sorry for the loss of Curtis, we had some memorable times. I know Curtis is watching you and Heather from above, you two were his Heart. Iā€™m sending heart felt sorrows, prayers, and love. May God bless you both šŸ™šŸ»ā™„ļøšŸ™šŸ»
Love Stephanie

Catherine Forsythe

February 17, 2020

Jackie I am so sorry to hear this. My heart and prayers go out to you and Heather.May he rest in peace.

Debbie Franatovich-Boyle

February 17, 2020

Jackie and Heather I am so sorry for your loss we will be praying for you both.

Jack Marino

February 17, 2020

So sorry for your and Heather's loss. It was always evident that Curtis had great internal strength and a special spirit that others would be wise to emulate. My prayers and thoughts go out to you.

Melinda Summers

February 17, 2020

Curtis was loved by so many people. He had heart of gold. Was always so happy. He would help anyone that needed it. Curtis also was a loving husband and a great father.
Curtis will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace

debbie tassin

February 16, 2020

Jackie and Heather I am saddened to hear of the passing of Curtis
my thoughts and prayers are with both of you as you go through this time of grieve. I will always have fond memories of working with Curtis at CMC we had our ups and downs but Curtis always was my buddy. My heart breaks for you because Jackie and Heather you were Curtis' world and he loved to talk about you and I know he loved you both deeply. I will pray for you that your sadness will be replaced we all the wonderful memories y'all had together