AUGUSTA, Ga. Retired Sergeant First Class Curtis Haskins, Sr., 81, husband of Josephine Pittman Haskins, entered into rest Sunday, November 18, 2012, at his home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Dr. G. Al Wright and Pastor Glenn Russell officiating. Interment will follow in the Haskins Family Cemetery in Waynesboro, GA. Mr. Haskins, son of the late Ruth and Sam Haskins was born October 31, 1931, in Uvalda , GA. On September 20, 1951 he married Josephine Pittman. He served in the United States Army as a medic in both the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. After his retirement from active duty and civil service he opened Haskins Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. in 1972. He was a former member of Gracewood Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, where he served as a Deacon, and was a member of the Spares and Pairs Sunday School Class. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Steven R. Ferguson, Jr. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Loren) Adams; his sons, Curtis, Jr (Betty), Randolph (Karen), Alan , Kent (Yadira), Scot (Tonya); several grandchildren; and one great grandson. Pallbearers will be Jeff Greenway, Adam Hart, Payne Jones, Garrett Haskins, Joshua Haskins, and Loren Adams. If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Spares and Pairs Sunday School Class. c/o First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, 853 North Liberty St, Waynesboro, GA 30830. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 20, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906. www.chanceandhydrick.com
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Nov. 20, 2012