Charles M. Curtis

August 19, 1939 – September 18, 2021

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Charles Maxwell Curtis, 82, died September 18, 2021. Services will be held on Tuesday the 21st at 11:00 am at Foote Street Church of Christ with Reed Swindle, John Dodd and G.W. Childs officiating. A visitation will also be held at Foote Street Church of Christ on Monday the 20th from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. A visitation will also be held one hour before the service. Burial will be at Lone Oak Church of Christ in Steens, MS, with Harold Jones officiating.

Mr. Curtis died at his home with his family by his side. He was born on August 19,1939. He was the son of the late Alta Curtis and Clarene Robertson Curtis of Lowndes County, MS.

Charles graduated from Caledonia High School. He attended Freed-Hardeman College and Holmes Jr. College. He began preaching the gospel of Christ at the age of fifteen and he continued preaching until July of 2020. His knowledge and ability to teach God’s word will be missed.

He served as pulpit minister for Churches of Christ in Mississippi and Alabama. Charles has conducted gospel meetings and spoken on lectureship programs throughout the south, including Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. One of the highlights of his ministry was on a Sunday morning in Israel, when he spoke on the banks of the Jordan River. Charles and his wife Dorothy have served together in the ministry for over 60 years. He retired as full-time minister at the Foote Street Church of Christ in 2005, having served 17 years with this great congregation. He continued to preach the next 13 years for churches in Pocohontus, TN; for Kendrick Road Church of Christ; and for Clear Creek Church of Christ.

Charles loved his family and was a devoted husband to his wife, Dot, for 61 years. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He enjoyed sharing these experiences with his friends at the “coffee table” at Lonnie’s Sporting Goods.

In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his daughter, Dorothy Renee Curtis.

Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Wiggins Curtis, of Corinth; a son Charles Curtis, Jr. (Delia) of Corinth; daughters Charlotte Curtis and Scarlet Curtis of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Anna Curtis Ross of Florence, AL, Charles Curtis III of Corinth, Patrick Curtis Cox of Tallahassee, FL, Janie Renee Curtis of Tallahassee, FL; and one great grandson, Andrew Bentley Ross of Florence, AL; his sister Rachel Allsup (Don) of Macon, MS; brothers, George Curtis (Brenda) of Knoxville, TN and Dr. David Curtis (Lynn) of Columbus ,MS; nephews, Haze Allsup, Curt Allsup, Ben Curtis, Stephen Curtis, and Drew Curtis; nieces Leigh Ann Rieth and Jenny Curtis Bennett; and several great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Brad Jobe, Scott Sitton, Lee Wroten, Reggie Anderson, Mark McKee, Jerry Haynie, Dr. B. Wayne McAlpin, and Doug Clement.

Honorable Pallbearers are Wayne McAlpin, Wayne Henry, Harold Jones, Arthur Wroten, J.B. Darnell
Larry Darwin, Tom Oaks, Dr. Leonard Pratt, and Curtis Potts.

Memorials may be made in memory of Charles to a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Curtis family.

Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Home.


  • Visiation

    Monday, September 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

1 thought on “Charles M. Curtis”

  1. Dot, I am so sorry for your lost. My thoughts are with you and I know Charles is in a better place.
    I have such fond memories of growing up with Charles & how we played as children in our grandfather, Drew’s farm shop, and playing on his tractor.
    love, Carolyn .


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