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Calvin Turner Curtis Sr., WWII veteran and recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in San Antonio at the age of 87 following a short illness. He was born May 17, 1925, in Charlotte, Texas to the late Winfred Alexander Curtis and Minnie Turner Curtis. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Lucia Tennyson Green Curtis, and is survived by his three sons, Calvin Curtis Jr., Devon Curtis, and Dr. Todd Curtis; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
In December 2012, he was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his WWII service as a Montford Point Marine, the first African-Americans to serve in the Marine Corps since the Revolutionary War. For more on Calvin's life, please visit http://marines.airsafe.com.
Visitation will be from 5-8 pm, Friday, March 8th, at Lewis Funeral Home, 811 South W.W. White Rd, San Antonio. A memorial service is set for 11 am Saturday, March 9th, at Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church at 406 S. Polaris, San Antonio. Interment will be at 10 am Monday, March 11th, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Lewis Funeral Home of San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jacobs Chapel UMC Scholarship Fund, 406 S. Polaris, San Antonio, TX 78203.
Lewis Funeral Home - San Antonio
811 South W.W. White Road San Antonio, TX 78220
Published in Express-News on Mar. 8, 2013