Steven Scott Curtis, 31, of Bridge City, was born in Orange on February 21, 1981. He died Saturday, October 20, 2012, in a traffic accident. Many things can be said about Scott, but above all things, he loved his wife, Katie and son, Beckham more than life. Conversations with Scott always included his wife and son and how they made him a better man. He touched many lives with his quiet and loving demeanor, and always did his best to live by the motto Give more than you take. Scott graduated from Bridge City High School in 1999. While at Bridge City, he played football and ran track, where he was a member of the record setting 4x100 meter relay team. He later graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology. Scott was owner / operator of the Parisi Speed School and the general manager of Exygon Health and Fitness. On a daily basis he would inspire, encourage, and empower athletes to become the best they could be. Scott poured his soul into his business, and dedicated himself to making it a success. As a coach, Scott didn't just train; he was a teacher who motivated and truly brought the best out in anyone who had the privilege of working with him. As Scott always said, the Universe will unfold as it should. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Nancy Hodges; and uncle, Ritchie Hodges, Scott is survived by his wife, Katie Curtis of Bridge City; son, Beckham Scott Curtis of Bridge City; mother and stepfather, Kelly and Randall Franklin of Louisville, KY; father and stepmother, Rob and Jana Price of Bridge City; and grandparents, Don and Lanell Price of Bridge City. He is also survived by his stepbrother, Roman Franklin of College Station; stepsister, Derian Franklin of Vidor; stepbrother, Casey Spears of Nederland; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lon and Kim Hubbard of Bridge City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Taryn and Michael Gauthier and their son, Holland of Bridge City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shanley and Lanston Fults and their son, Cannon of Bridge City; sisters-in-law, Leah Hubbard and Olivia Hubbard of Bridge City; and his many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Steven Leger. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home in Orange. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Gauthier, Lanston Fults, Dylan Deckard, Roman Franklin, Mark Segura, and Scott Meyer.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 25, 2012