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William Curtis Felts, Jr.

October 28, 1940November 18, 2021

William "Bill" Curtis Felts, Jr. passed into Glory surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 18, 2021, following a hard fought battle with cancer.

Bill is predeceased by his parents William Curtis and Geneva Pemberton Felts, and sister, Sharon Felts Baird.

Bill's younger years were spent in Brownsville, Tennessee, where he graduated high school in 1956. After graduation from "Memphis State" (University of Memphis), Bill entered the University of Tennessee to be "the doctor" mom wanted! Due to a severe and unexpected illness Bill was not able to fulfill "her" goal.

He began his career at McKesson Drug Company, but spent the majority of his working years in the banking and securities business. He "learned the business" at UMIC, was affiliated with Union Planters (Regions) Bank and retired from Vining Sparks in 1989.

Bill leaves his wife, Linda, to cherish his endless love and the many memories they shared; three sons, George Bunnell Felts, Michael Riley Thomas, and John Hughes Thomas; and two granddaughters, Bailey Elizabeth Felts and Emma Kay Thomas.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 24 at Memphis Funeral Home - Poplar Chapel. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM with service to follow at 12:00 PM.

Bill will be laid to rest on a hill, under a tree, awaiting Linda's arrival, in Winona, Mississippi (Linda's hometown).

The family requests memorials be made to the West Cancer Center.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Felts family.

  • FAMILY

  • William Curtis and Geneva Pemberton Felts, Parents (deceased)
  • Sharon Felts Baird, Sister (deceased)
  • Linda Felts, Wife
  • George Bunnell Felts, Michael Riley Thomas, and John Hughes Thomas, Sons
  • Bailey Elizabeth Felts and Emma Kay Thomas, Granddaughters
  • DONATIONS

  • West Cancer Center

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Graveside Committal Serivce

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Memories

William Curtis Felts, Jr.

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Denise Shafer

November 23, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of your father George. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With Deepest Sympathy, Denise Shafer

Glenda Wade

November 22, 2021

Bill laughter, guidance and words of wisdom will be missed. I worked with Bill for several years downtown and those memories will not be forgotten. And yes.....Bill's phone calls were always lengthy!

Malcolm Saxon

November 22, 2021

I worked with Bill at UMIC and Vining. Great guy and always known as the “old felt hat”.