Thomas Lee Curtis

Waynesville-Thomas Lee “Skyhawk” Curtis, 66, went to be with the Lord from his home on Saturday, December 2, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born in Haywood County on January 29, 1951, to the late Frank and Mildred Messer Curtis. Tom was a very helpful and giving man. He was active in the American Legion, Post 47, American Legion Riders (Director), the VFW, and Folkmoot. Tom was a substitute teacher and bus driver with Haywood County Schools. He graduated from Tuscola High School and Gardner-Webb University. Tom honorably served his country in Vietnam while in the US Air Force and was a former NC State Trooper.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Curtis Jolley.

Tom is survived by his wife Rhonda “Morning Star” Curtis; stepsons C. Travis Hyatt, II, Cory Carlson, and Josh Carlson; brother Skipper Curtis and his wife, Janice; sister Donna Rodgers and her husband, Sonny; uncle and aunt Joseph and Jane Curtis; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service celebrating Tom’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Pleasant Balsam Baptist Church with Pastors Peter Mudge and Joshlyn Teague officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Riders, Post 47 at 171 Legion Dr.


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Thomas Lee Curtis

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December 11, 2017

We will never forget and forever honor Skyhawk through our actions.

Susie Young

December 8, 2017

To the Family: Sorry to hear about the passing of Thomas. He was a very likeable person and will be missed. May God be with each one of you as you go thru this trying time. My prayers are with you. Susie Young.

Howell and Barbara Freeman

December 5, 2017

Curtis Family:
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Thomas. We were neighbors for a lot of years. Thank you Thomas for your service to our country. We know you will be missed by many.

Patricia & Jerry Harvey

December 5, 2017

He fought so hard to stay, but the Lord wanted him home for Christmas.I will remember the happy guy I saw in August after the wedding.

Lois Lane

December 4, 2017

Skyhawk was a great friend, he will be missed by many, but will live on in our hearts & memories. My deepest sympathy to Rhonda and family.

Gerald Scott

December 4, 2017

Rhonda you and the family are in our prayers. He is missed dearly.
Love Gerald"Coop" and Susan

December 4, 2017

Donna..Skipper and other family..we are so very sorry for your loss...May your broken hearts find comfort and peace knowing Thomas now is pain a new body...and basking in the presence of our Lord...God's BLESSINGS ... hang on to your memories...

Doug and Mary Alice (Hill) Sisk

Garrett Funeral Home

December 4, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.