Granddaddy was a man I looked up to. I would spend my summers with him. My childhood was fun and very special to me. He tought me a lot . A lot of great memories i will hold dear to my hart. He was the type that was always on the go and a hard worker. Love u papa.
Curtis Lee Marcum, Sr.
In loving remembrance by David W. Webb
Marcum is an English name,
taken from land near County Nottingham;
family crest heralds “mitis et audax”
to note a “gentle and courageous” man.
Curtis Senior carried this family name,
for 93 years on earth;
and now he's passed through heaven's gate,
as a soul of proven worth.
Not born to life of privilege,
yet but child when starting manly work;
with character forged in hard times,
from his duties he would not shirk.
On 30 December, 1944,
aboard USS Gavensvoort DD-608;
Curtis helped earn ship's battle stars,
as U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate.
Against fury of Kamikaze aircraft,
Curtis fought to save his ship and mates;
though 34 killed or wounded,
found less fortune in their fates.
World War won and his service done,
Curtis used skills both old and new;
to start a new profession,
and build home and family too.
Though he wasn't perfect,
he learned from his mistakes;
to become a man held in high regard,
for giving more than he takes.
Warrior – husband - father,
Paw-Paw – boss – or friend;
Uncle Curtis always helped us fix things,
only he knew how to mend.
Beyond earthly age and troubles,
eternal peace well-earned and overdue;
Curtis Marcum's now Chief Service Tech,
On heaven's fiery chariot crew!
I remember Uncle Curtis spoiled us rotten, especially when we were little. He used to call me "Laura, Laura, on the wall". He was hilarious "racing" his electric wheelchairs down the driveway. Even during his last hospitalization, he was quietly cracking jokes. I will miss him!
Mr Marcum was a sweet friend and his visits to the bank were always a pleasure. He will be missed..Pam Wilson
Mr marcum was a very special person and I am very proud he was my father in law. I am very blessed that I could take care of him and show him how much I loved him. He will be missed very much