OBITUARY

Curtis Junior McGirt

July 22, 1947June 23, 2020
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Curtis “Junior” McGirt, 72, of Bunceton, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 walked into the arms of our Savior at his home with his wife, Debbie at his side. Services will take place Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia, MO, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment with full military honors will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, MO.

Curtis was born on July 22 1947 in Red Springs, North Carolina, the son of Anne McGirt. He was raised by his step-parents, John and Sarah Sanderson. He lived the early part of his childhood in North Carolina before moving to Cocoa, Florida.

Curtis is survived by his wife, Debbie; one daughter, Ginger Massey of Philadelphia, Mississippi; three step-children, Todd (Mellissa) Irvin of Columbia, Sheila (Gale) Lenger of Wooldridge, and Andrea Irvin of St. Louis; two grandsons, Dalton Atkisson and Jonathan Breedlove; four great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah Lowery of Cocoa, Florida and Dorothy Coen of Charleston, SC; and one brother, Jon McNeal of Atlanta, GA. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anne McGirt; two sisters, Wanda Royal and Geraldine Sanderson; his step-parents, Sarah and John Sanderson; his beloved grandmother, Callie McGirt; two brothers, John Ancle McGirt and Winford (Jim) Sanderson; and two beloved uncles, Junior McGirt and Winford McGirt.

He wanted to remember his brother in war, Melvin, who was killed in action in Vietnam. Junior had never forgotten him and they are now reunited. He also wanted to keep alive the memory of those in the 173rd Airborne Brigade who paid the ultimate sacrifice, that they shall never be forgotten.

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  • Joshua Shull
  • Jarrod Shull
  • Tim Taylor
  • Pete Rayhart
  • Jerry Shull
  • Kaiser Stervinsky, Honorary
  • Cliff Goodin, Honorary
  • Todd Irvin, Honorary
  • Gail Lenger, Honorary
  • Dr. Doak Phillips, Honorary
  • Dr. Cheryle Hemme, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Alan royal

June 30, 2020

I have looked up to my uncle Junior my entire life. We covered a lot of miles together. I remember when he came home from Vietnam like it was yesterday. I was so excited to see my uncle. He was in bed asleep at my grandmas house. Being a child had no idea what he went through. I remember running in the room and grabbing his foot. Needless to say I only did that once. That sneaky laugh will forever echoing my brain.
I love you uncle Junior with all my heart. Now quit flirting with those angels and start acting right. I know it’s your nature. I just don’t want you to get in trouble in heaven.
My heart will forever have an empty void missing my uncle. He will forever be loved and missed. I love you uncle Junior. Rest in peace.

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