Mount Olivet Funeral Home & Cemetery

1101 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN


James Joseph CURTIS

February 21, 1958March 17, 2020

James Joseph Curtis – Nashville, passed away March 17, 2020 peacefully, surrounded by family. Jim was born in Quincy, Illinois to Joan and Gene Curtis. He graduated from Quincy Senior High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University. He was regional vice president of sales in Atlanta, GA. He moved to Nashville in 2011, and he has been employed at Office Resources, Inc. Jim, who was a kind and compassionate man, was also very service-oriented, humbly helping many people at various treatment centers in Nashville as well as Room in the Inn, a homeless, transitional center. His wife, children, and grandson brought pure joy to his life. Jim also loved to hike with his wife, Brenda, and they explored many national parks together. Jim is survived by his wife, the former Brenda Shackleford; his son Jimmy Curtis, his daughter Rachel Francis (Rowdy); stepchildren Payton and Michael Pruitt; his mother Joan Frese Curtis; sisters Chris Shaw (Joel), Carol Roberts (Dan), and grandson Finn James Francis; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Gene Curtis. A private graveside service was held. A celebration of life will be held in Nashville, TN and Quincy, IL at a later date. In memory of Jim, donations may be made to Room in the Inn at roomintheinn.org.


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James Joseph CURTIS

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Jeff Elmore

March 20, 2020

Jim you were one of my best friends when we were kids on Spring Street. Exploring the parish house, going over to Putt Putt Golf and playing army in the whole neighborhood on any given summer night. It all made for a great time and place to grow up and you helped make it that way.

mike pettit

March 19, 2020

Prayers To the Curtis Family. Jimmy was my best Friend when we was growing up. I will cherish the times when we was litlle. I still remember when we used to play in your Garage that was our hang out Iam glad I got to see you six months ago RIP My Friend .By the way you and my Brother big Jim might be playing kick the Can. your friend Mike