Thomas Wilson Curtis, Sr., 69, of Lancaster, passed away at his winter home in DeBary, Florida. He was born May 19, 1942 in Wilmington, Ohio. Tom was a member of Greencastle Bible Church. He was a VietNam veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He was aboard the USS Enterprise and worked as a jet mechanic. He later retired with over 35 years of service with the Air Force Reserves and DCSC where he was a Quality Control Manager. One of Tom's greatest passions was restoring Vintage Cars.
Tom is survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha Ann (Wylie) Curtis; sons, Tom (Charlene) Curtis Jr. of Lancaster and Shane Curtis of Canal Winchester; grandchildren, Seth and Tristen Curtis, Tony (Lindsey) Miller; great grandchildren, Alaina, Owen and Ashlynn Miller; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill (Shirley) Wylie and Mary Johnston both of Xenia, Kay (Phillip) Correa of Deltona, Florida, Connie Wylie and Dennis Wylie of North Carolina and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Earl and Edith Curtis; his mother, Mary (Reeder) Curtis; four brothers, Franklin, Happy, Donald and Larry Curtis and three infant sisters.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Rev. Charles Fletcher officiating. Burial will be in Amanda Twp. Cemetery where military honors will be provided by AMVETS Post #2256. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday and 12:00 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.