Paul Nixon Curtis

December 20, 1918March 16, 2018

Paul Nixon Curtis, age 99 of Nashville, passed away March 16, 2018 at Alive Hospice. He was born in Temperance Hall, TN to Kate Oakley Curtis and Robert Lee Curtis on Dec 20, 1918. He is preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Ann McCaleb Curtis and son-in-law, Dr. Harold Hatcher.

He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Curtis Hatcher of Montgomery, AL and Pamela Curtis-Atchley of Nashville; grandchildren, Kristin Hatcher Sevensky (Ken) of Boone NC, Andrew Curtis Hatcher (Lauren) of Baton Rouge, LA, Dylan Curtis Atchley of Tampa, FL and Graydon Youngblood Atchley of Nashville; six great-grandchildren, Emma Kate, Stephen Hatcher, Curtis Robert and Mary Flynn Sevensky and Henry Paul and Charles Harold Hatcher.

He was a 1936 graduate of Watertown High School. He grew up on his family’s farm in Commerce, TN where he spent many enjoyable times later in life.

Paul served our country during WWII under General George Patton and was assigned to 26th Infantry Division. He was in the latter part of the Battle of the Bulge and was taken prisoner of war. He was awarded a Purple Heart, Infantry Badge and Bronze Star among other medals.

Mr. Curtis worked for the Railway Postal Service, the Highway Postal Service and the US Post office. He was a long time member of the Donelson Church of Christ.

Paul enjoyed listening to and playing Bluegrass music. He was an avid reader and had an extensive collection of books pertaining to WWII.

Visitation with the family will from 12 pm – 2 pm Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, 429 Donelson Pike, Nashville TN.

A graveside service will be held at 3 pm Sunday at the Commerce Cemetery, South Commerce Rd, Watertown, TN with Bro. Russ King of the Donelson Church of Christ officiating.

His family would like to thank Dr. Hyatt Sutton, the caregivers and Mary at Morningside of Belmont, as well as Alive Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson St, Nashville, TN 37203.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Graveside Service Sunday, March 18, 2018

Paul Nixon Curtis

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