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James Allen Curtis

Chattanooga, TN

James Allen Curtis, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mr. Curtis was a native of Marion County, Tennessee but had lived the greater part of his life in Chattanooga. He was a retired C.P.A., was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church-Chattanooga, and was a veteran of both the U.S. Army/Air Force. Mr. Curtis was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbye L. Curtis, sons Major Robert Curtis and Michael Curtis, parents, Charles and Nancy Whited Curtis, brothers, Roy, Glenn, Lee, Mitchell, Paul, John, Herbert, and Joe Curtis, and sisters, Mildred Albea, Myrna Boone, and Kathryn Grant.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen L. Curtis, M.D. of Memphis, TN; four grandchildren-Michael, Matthew, Sarah, and Shannon Curtis, a special cousin Carita Washabaugh, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would especially like to acknowledge Susan and Charlie Coates, Robin Crager, and Deolia Bell, who provided such valuable assistance in James' later years.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 12:00 noon at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South with Pastor Gilbert H. Pingel officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at

The family will receive friends Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville, Georgia.

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 19, 2017
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