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Floyd Finnis Curtis


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Floyd Finnis Curtis Obituary
Floyd Finnis Curtis, 79, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13. 2017 at Tambree Meadows Assisted Living in Idaho Falls.
He was born Feb. 20, 1938 in Springfield, Idaho to James Dorris Curtis and Lela Leona Burrell Curtis. He attended school in Thomas and graduated from Snake River High School.
Floyd met his wife Florence Anne Roberts during high school while she was working as a car hop for The Barrel. On July 31, 1956, she married Floyd in Blackfoot, Idaho. 
They had four children, Jeri Lynn (Brad) Carlson, Brenda LeNai (Roger) Pixler, Todd Douglas (Vernice) Curtis and Leona Dannell (Daryl) Wornek. He also raised his brother-in-law, Lyle A. Williams, as his own son following the passing of Lyle's mother.
He started farming early on with his father before working for Blackfoot Grimm Growers, and later as a police officer for the Blackfoot Police Department.
He also worked for American Potato and Spudnik. While working for Spudnik, he was transferred to Warden Washington to co-manage their service department. He worked for Aqua Drilling in Coeur d'Alene and later he started his own drilling company in Post Falls called Enterprise Drilling. He finished his career as and operating engineer at the INEL.
While living in Blackfoot, he was a member of the Tri City Racing Association where he raced his car #55. While living in Washington he belonged to the Lions Club. He also served eight years in the National Guard.
Floyd enjoyed fishing, hunting, car racing, boating and water skiing. He loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events to watch them play.
He is survived by his four children, brother James D. Curtis, sisters-in-law, Justine Lent, Beverly Williams and NeAnn Curtis, brother-in-law, Lyle Williams, numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, his two brothers, Claude Curtis and Bill Curtis and his sister Marjorie Webb, sisters-in-law Frances Nelson, Brenda Williams and Nola Curtis; brothers-in-law, Ray and Kenneth Williams, Duane Webb and Val Nelson and one great-grandchild, Jacob Mortensen.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot. Family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Aug. 17, 2017
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