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Obituary

East Hill Cemetery
Pontotoc County, Oklahoma



John Shelton Curtis
December 5, 1923 - February 21, 2016
© Criswell Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre


Services for John Shelton Curtis, 92, of Roff, are 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Roff First Baptist Church, Rev. Tony Folger will officiate. Burial will follow at East Hill Cemetery in Roff. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home.

Mr. Curtis passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at an Ada hospital. He was born December 5, 1923 at Big Flat, AR to Willie and Alice Sisk Curtis. He attended school in Arkansas.

He married Juanita Deason September 11, 1947. She preceded him in death December 21, 2003. Mr. Curtis owned and operated the Dixie Coffee Shop, Dee’s Café, the Aldridge Coffee Shop and later the Roff Café. He served in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

Survivors include a son, Billy Curtis, Oil Center; daughter, Patsy Reed, Roff; brother, Benny Wilson, Wichita, KS; a sister, Johnnie Tomlinson, Modesto, CA; his grandchildren, Paxton Reed, Keisha Finley, Keleigh Mooney, Kim Weldon, Jason Cole, Chris Curtis and Brad Curtis; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, Danny Curtis and Sammy Cole; two brothers, Shelby Curtis and J. V. Curtis; and two sisters, Doy Wilson and Dalb McDaniel.

Bearers will be Donnie Mooney, Melvin Thompson, Eddie Cruz, Michael Terry, Alex Terry and Paul Bennett. Honorary bearers will be Ronnie Keever, Faye Sliger, Bill Schutter and Jeff Finley.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada


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