Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:39 pm
Edward “Sonny” Lafayette Curtis died Oct. 11, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Hospital at the age of 72 and was laid to rest on Saturday.
He was born in Dyersburg on Aug. 2, 1940, to the late Maurice and Evelyn Curtis. As a graduate of Union City High School and the University of Tennessee at Martin, he worked as an electrician and tool maker in Union City and Memphis. In 1971, he moved his young family to Corinth, Miss., to manage and later own ToolCraft. In subsequent years, he worked as a tool and die designer servicing many manufacturing companies in the mid-south.
He was known within his chosen industry for his ability to solve the difficult problems. His heart resided in his work and caring for those that could not care for themselves.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Cheatham Curtis of Union City and Corinth.
Survivors include one sister, Betty Fay Adams of Union City; one cousin, Wilma Murley of Lewisburg; one daughter, Kerrin Gerson of Nashville; one son and his wife, Chris and Cindy Curtis of Corinth; and two grandchildren.
His second marriage survivors include his wife, Donna Curtis of Shiloh; two daughters, Rebekah and Jessica of Shiloh; and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family of Kerrin Gerson and Chris Curtis, ask that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church Deacon’s Fund for Children’s Ministries at 919 Shiloh Road, Corinth, MS 38834.
Published in The Messenger 10.23.12