American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX


Curtis Ralph Wilson

March 2, 1950June 25, 2019

Curtis Ralph Wilson, 69, of Houston, passed away June 25th, 2019.

He was born in Dallas, TX on March 2nd 1950. Curtis graduated from South Houston High School and attended San Jacinto College before honorably serving in the United States Air Force as a Physical Therapist and Photographer.

He was married to Myra Ann Dromgoole on September 25th, 1975.

Curtis held careers in Photography, Imaging Sciences and Video Networking & Information Technology for Dresser-Atlas, NASA Johnson Space Center and the University of Houston respectively.

He was a longtime member of the Episcopal Church serving the Diocese of Texas in several ministries over the years; including Lay Reader, Prayer Leader, School Superintendent and in multiple roles as an Officer of the Vestry.

Curtis had a passion for photography, wilderness camping & travel, fishing, sailing, computer & technology sciences, was an avid music lover and a voracious reader. He championed for civil rights, equality and environmental stewardship throughout his lifetime. Ever a committed family man, loving father and husband, he was always known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and a kind and compassionate spirit.

Curtis was preceded in death by his father, Roger, and his mother, Dellora. He is survived by former spouse and mother of his children, Myra; his sons, Matthew, Aaron, Joshua and Benjamin; his grandchildren Chelsea, Haleigh, Tess, Emma, Paige, Falynn, Carter, Drew, Chloe and Annabelle; his brothers and best friends Jim and Buford.


18 July

Committal Service

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77038


Curtis Ralph Wilson

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Regina Richmond

July 17, 2019

Curtis, it was my pleasure to know you and work with you at the University of Houston. I like hearing your boating stories/adventures. You were a "gentle giant" and will be missed. May you rest in peace.

Nancy Lawshae

July 13, 2019

Curtis was one of my favorite people at St. Matthews Episcopal Church. He had such humility and patience teaching me how to run the Sunday bulletin... even when I added to much ink and he had to retype the master. No doubt he got a special jewel in his crown just for his kind response to me. When I remember Curtis, I remember his kindness and gentleness and the love he had for his family.

I am praying for the Wilson family and praying the Holy Spirit will provide the comforts you need during this time of grieving. "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins" 1 Peter 4:8 Always remember there is enough love for us all.

Love, Nancy Lawshae

Scotty Allan

July 10, 2019

It was a pleasure to work with you Curtis. You were always friendly and caring. You always had the answers to what ever the issue of the day was. You are a good friend and you will be missed. I am saddened by your departure but I know you will be sailing on peaceful seas. Rest well my friend.