Curtis Frantz Stroup

October 26, 1942November 30, 2018

Curtis Franz Stroup, 76, of Moody, Texas, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018. A celebration of his life will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Cole Funeral Home, McGregor, Texas. Curtis will enter his final place of rest in Balls Mills Cemetery in Hepburn Township, Pennsylvania in the spring of 2019.

Mr. Stroup was born on October 26, 1942, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Charles Emory Stroup and Lucretia May Frantz Stroup. He grew up in Williamsport and graduated from Williamsport High School. Curtis served in the United States Air Force, as a munitions specialist, in Bitburg, Germany. He was an avid carpenter and fly fisherman, loved the Penn State Nittany Lions, and building airplanes. He enjoyed fine wine, crossword puzzles, collecting tools, and entering the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved American Bulldog, Hercules.

Survivors include his daughter, Nicole Hawkins and husband, Brian, Dawn McGlone and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Shelby Adkins and husband, Adam, Tyler Klamert and fiancé, Anna, Sydnie Evans and husband, Terrance, Bree Colbert, Jacob and Julya Colbert; brother, William Stroup and family; sisters, Mary Kuhns and family, Charlotte Schreppel and family; Marcy M. Smith; Joe Klamert; and close friend, Terry.


Curtis Frantz Stroup

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Nicole Hawkins

December 19, 2018

Marcie, and Stormy,

Thank you so much for reaching out to me and sharing your fond memories; he will truly be missed. I plan on taking my Dad to his final resting place in the Spring of 2019, if you would like for me to share the date(s) please reach out to the Cole Funeral Home they will know how to contact me.

Stormy Raley

December 9, 2018

The first time I met Curtis he was sitting in his hospital room, with a smile on his face. He was drawing some plans for a small wooden plane he wanted to build. He walked me through the plans and I was impressed. He never once complained, he was always nice, would work hard and constantly joke around with nursing staff. He was a favorite among staff, and he will be greatly missed.

marcie klingler

December 5, 2018

In second grade at Franklin Elementary School I had a friend named Nicole Stroup. I have fond memories of that childhood friendship and have always wondered over the years where she had moved to and what had become of her. Today in our local newspaper I saw her name and I read that she has recently lost her father, Curtis Frantz Stroup.
My heart was deeply saddened and I felt urged to seek out Nicole and share my condolences with her. I pray that you and your family are well, and in the midst of your loss and at this difficult time, may you find comfort and peace in knowing that you are in the thoughts and prayers of others.
from Marcie Ellis Klingler, Williamsport, PA