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Curtis Thompson III Obituary
July 17, 1931 - December 7, 2017 Curtis Thompson III passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017. He departed as he lived-with courage, dignity, and peace. Curtis began his prestigious career with the Los Angeles Police Department on May 17, 1954 as a Patrol Officer. He worked hard and promoted through the ranks to become a Sergeant and a Detective. After 25 years of faithful service, he retired on June 29, 1979. He continued to work for five additional years as a Police Officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Born July 17th, 1931 to parents, Curtis Jr., and Ann Mimms, he was a lifelong resident of Los Angeles. Curtis was cremated and requested his ashes be tossed into the air to watch over his beloved wife of 63 years, Vinetta. His spirit will continue to live through his sons, Zachary and Curtis IV; godson, Joe Johnson; daughter-in-law, Michel; and three grandchildren, who he was extremely proud of: Curtis Alexander, Kalia, and Jessica. During the length of his illness, his closest friends, Ernest Jamison, Robert Hill, Hal Miller, and Ron Goldman visited him every day. The family would like to extend a special thanks to his two nurses, Eve and Marina.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 7, 2018
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