Robert W. Curtis, 73, of Hinesville, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at home under the care of Heartland Hospice after a battle with lung cancer.
He was a 1963 graduate of Ft. Valley State University. Robert was a State Farm Insurance agent for more than 33 years. Before joining State Farm, Robert served in the Georgia school system as a principal and coach at Jones County High School in Gray and Treutlen County in Soperton.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Frink) Curtis; sons, Roberty W. Jr. of Leesburg, Va., Rodney W. of Nashville, Tenn., and Perryn D. of Huntsville, Ala.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Frances Marie Harvey, Annette Curtis-Williams and Brenda Sue Harris; and brothers, Ernest Eugene and William Marvin.
Robert will be sorely missed by family and friends.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, with a memorial service to begin at 7 at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Georgia State Rep. Al Williams will speak.
Robert will be lying in state from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at Willis Funeral Home in Dalton. Funeral services will at 1 p.m. Friday March 22, at Sonoraville Baptist Church in Calhoun with Linton Jordan speaking. Burial will follow in the Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Cancer Association 6600 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA 31405.
Willis Funeral Home in Dalton is in charge of funeral arrangements. Carter Funeral Home in Hinesville is in charge of the memorial service arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.carteroglethorpe.com.