Charles Anthony Curtis III


Charles Anthony
Curtis, III
February 12, 1949 - March 25, 2015
LOS ANGELES, CA - Beloved son, brother, husband, father and friend, Charles A. Curtis III, a long-time resident of Los Angeles, CA passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 12, 1949, to Charles and Irene Curtis, he grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Loyola High School and Loyola-Marymount University. There he excelled academically and played on both schools' winning basketball teams. Charles earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of La Verne College of Law and was a former member of the California State Bar. Charles never tired of Los Angeles and loved being surrounded by and involved in the vibrancy of its diverse cultural, artistic, and social settings.
Charles is survived by his mother, Irene Y. Curtis of Aiken, SC, brothers, Cedric J. Curtis (Camellia) of Woodbridge, VA and Nolan T. Curtis (Jennifer) of Aiken, SC, and his wife, Cheryl Terry. Charles was pre-deceased by his first wife, Angelina Clegg and their daughter, Angelica Irene Curtis. He is survived by three sons from that union, Charles A. Curtis IV of Pomona, CA, Arnold R. "Ace" Curtis of San Antonio, TX, and Martin Z. Curtis, who is currently serving in the U.S. Navy. He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Carolyn Hill. Charles also leaves behind his nephew, Rolland S. Curtis, niece Jessica M. Curtis and a network of friends throughout Los Angeles.
We will miss him, but rejoice in remembering his love, wit, advice, brilliant intellect, and social consciousness.
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Apr. 14, 2015
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