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Rockport Heroes Remembered!
Number One Of The Air Force Series Of Rockport Heroes.
Time May Be Immortal-Soldiers Are Not!
Some Photos Furnished By Hilma.
Stat by jrd.
Revision on: 11/8/10
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"Rockport Area Soldiers. Our Real Heroes"
This Military Series Is Designed To Give Honor To Those From The Rockport Area
That Served Our Country. I Have Not Left Out Anyone Intentionally, As I Can Only
Include Those That I Have Information About. If You Know Or Are Aware Of Anyone
That I Have Not Included, Please Feel Free To Send Me Some Material And I will
Include Them In The Series. Thanks.
Music is the Air Force Hymn called:
"Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Wonder".
Stat by jrd. Revised on 11/8/10
Kenneth F. Curtis.
Kenneth F. Curtis, mostly know as "Tooter Bill" entered the Air Force soon after
graduating from high school. He met his future wife Joan, in England. Kenneth and
Joan moved around quite often while he was in service, and he retired after 20 years
of service. After service, the Kenneth Curtis family, which now consisted of two
sons and a daughter, came back to Ohio County to live in retirement years. From
the three children, there are six grandchildren. A son and a daughter live in this
area. Their other son lives in New York. They moved to the southern part of Beaver
Dam in Stewart Acres. Kenneth was a fireman in the Air Force and it was relatively easy
to get a job with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Paradise Steam Plant, as a Fireman.
After several years of working with TVA, he retired once more. Kenneth's health is
beginning to fail him, but life goes on.
Obituary of Kenneth F. Curtis, BEAVER DAM
Kenneth F. Curtis, 77, of Beaver Dam
died Friday, May 1, 2009, at his home. He was retired from the Tennessee Valley
Authority and was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Veronica Joan
Curtis; two sons, Kenneth and Steve Curtis; a daughter, Vickie Abuonk; and three
brothers, Norman West, Cecil Curtis and James Curtis. Funeral services: 2 p.m. Monday
at Tucker Funeral Home, Central City. Burial: Echols Cemetery. Visitation: After
5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Steven Curtis is the son of Kenneth "Tooter Bill" Curtis.
More on write-up when information becomes available.
If you are at this point, thanks for reading and being patient. I do enjoy playing
with this type script and to have one read and look at what I have come up with is
just an extra bonus. This type endeavor certainly gives an old retiree something
to do and especially on a cool, wintry day. Anyway, hope you have enjoyed the
"Soldier Series". The series is not over, but it has slowed. I have run out of
pictures and write-ups and without them, I have no material to continue.
May this New Year bring a truce for all military conflicts and may the "Peace Keepers"
settle any problems between nations. May our fighting men and women never be involved
in the "in-fighting" within other nations. May true Peace be within out grips.
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