Elmer Robin Curtis Jr., age 68 of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at his home.
Funeral services for Bro. Bob Curtis will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Stan Edwards and Mark Pody officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Sykes with Bro. David Daugherty officiating.
Visitation Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday after 12 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo.
There will be a Masonic Chapel service at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Born Elmer Robin Curtis Jr. on Jan. 14, 1949, in the Lower Helton Community of Dekalb County, he is the son of the late Elmer R. and Lorean Hall Curtis Sr. He was a decorated Vietnam War Army veteran and a POW. Bob married his wife Shelia on Nov. 27, 1969. They had one son, Robin, in 1971. Bob and his wife owned and operated Curtis Welding Company for thirty years. Bro. Bob was a pastor for forty one years. He built and founded Cornerstone Baptist Church and retired from there after twenty one years. He was a former Master in the Lebanon Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Curtis; brother in law, Rupert Tosh, and grandson Matt Lasater.
He is survived by his wife Shelia Gammons Curtis; son, Robin (Cindy) Curtis; grandchildren, Kayla Curtis, Joey Lasater, and Lindsey (Zach) Summar; great grandchildren, Aiden Curtis, Ryanna Lasater, Ella, Kate and Ramsay Summar, and Anniston Lasater; siblings, Peggy Tosh and Janice (Gary) Strickland; nieces, Teresa Baskin, Josie (John) Boyter, and Michelle Belcher; nephew, Brian Strickland; many great nieces and nephews, and other family members.
The Curtis' would like to extend special thanks to Tommy & Jean Bryan, Stan Edwards, and mark Pody for always being a wonderful support system to their family.
Honorary pallbearers: Gary Strickland, Brian Strickland, Chris Hamilton, Matt Vincent, Glen Williams, Allen Jennings, Tony Shelton, and the members of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Active pallbearers: Charlie Bryan, Robert Bryan, Tim Everett, Randy Holt, Jim Goodall, and Tony Trice.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon, (615) 444-2142, www.ligonbobo.com.