Ernest Curtis Burt, Jr.

June 8, 1927March 28, 2013

Ernest Curtis Burt, Jr., 85, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013. He was born on June 8, 1927 and was born in Newport News.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Curtis Burt, Sr. and Myrtle Frost Burt. He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Frances Mary Burt; son, Ernest C. Burt, III; granddaughter, Heather Westheimer and husband, Josh; great-grandson, Reed Westheimer; and aunt, Edythe Frost.

Curtis graduated from Augusta Military Academy in 1945. He proudly served in the Navy on the USS Marquette during World War II. He retired after 35 years service from NACA/NASA in the Facility Engineering Group.

Curtis was a founding member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was an usher for 37 years.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Drive, Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am at the church. Private entombment will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cat Corner, 85 Fulton Street, Hampton, VA 23663 or the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ernest Curtis Burt, Jr.

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Carol Edwards Darrah

April 6, 2013

Ernie and family....
My deepest regrets for your loss. Mr. Burt was such a warm, loving interesting man and he will be missed by many.

Charme Brown Dawson

April 2, 2013

Ernie - Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.
I am sorry to hear about your father.

Susan Renn

April 1, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Mr. Burt was always a pleasant surprise at our veterinary clinic. I loved talking with him about old times with my father, Billy Renn. With Love and Sympathy, Susan Renn

David Smith

April 1, 2013

Ernie and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing.
Your dad was a NACA 'nut' with both of my parents.
My dad ran the full scale tunnel for 20 or more years. Our fathers had to have known each other in some capacity.
It's been a few years since the Shams softball team ruled. I have fond memories. My thoughts go out to you and yours.
David Smith (Smitty)

Richard and Cathy Bulle

March 31, 2013

We are so sorry for the loss of your family member. Curtis was a welcoming usher. He will be missed. We will not be able to attend, but know you have our support.

Heather Westheimer

March 30, 2013

Curtis (Granddaddy) was an intelligent, hard-working, funny, loving man. If you knew him, his personality made you fall in love with him.