February 2, 1925 - August 24, 2013 TOPEKA, KS Curtis Jefferson Jr. was born to Carrie & Curtis Jefferson, Sr. on February 2, 1925 in Munford, Texas. He was a product of Douglass High School in Oklahoma City, OK. After high school, he joined the United States Navy and after serving 2 years, he was honorably discharged from the Navy to begin his career as a chef at the age of 21. He was a chef on the Santa Fe Railroad for 41 years until he retired in 1986. He departed this life on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his parents Carrie and Curtis Jefferson, Sr, sisters Dorothy Jefferson Robinson, Lillian Jefferson Williams and Betty Jefferson Dickey and 1 brother Donald Jefferson. He is survived by 1 brother Jack Jefferson and sisters Mary Ann Jefferson Collins and Carrie Jefferson Shipp and 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. The visitation will be held on Friday August 30, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Rolfe Funeral Home, 2936 Northeast 36th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111 and final services will be held at Page Sanctuary Church of God in Christ, 7205 N. Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111 on Saturday August 31, 2013, at 10:00 am. The final resting place will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, 12813 NE 50th St. in Spencer, Oklahoma 73084.
Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 29, 2013