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James O Curtis

June 28, 1937 — September 11, 2021

James Osler “Jim” Curtis, 84, of rural Veedersburg IN,  passed away at his residence  2:27 AM Saturday September 11, 2021.

Jim was born June 28, 1937 in Middlebrook, Arkansas the son of Grady Seefus and Cassie Jane (Roberts) Curtis. He married Frances L. Sanders October 13, 1963.

Surviving family includes his wife, Frances L. Curtis, Veedersburg; a daughter, Linda D. Philpott, Hillsboro; a son Jeffrey (Holly) Curtis, Crawfordsville; four grandchildren, Tessa Philpott, Sommer Philpott, Kervin (Angel) Curtis, Nicholas Curtis, and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Curtis; three sisters, Olga England, Ilene Eldridge, Sylvia Ezell; and a son-in-law Stephen Philpott.

Jim graduated class of 1958 from Maynard High School in Arkansas. He served his country in the US Army after high school and was stationed in Germany. After moving to the Veedersburg area he was employed at Harrison Steel in Attica for 10 years, and was then employed for 32 years at Hyster in Danville IL; retiring in 2002. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church in Crawfordsville.

Jim enjoyed antique tractors of all kinds; he also liked to demonstrate the tractors and teach his grandchildren how to operate them.  He volunteered to help with Fountain County 4-H for many years, and enjoyed helping his children and grandchildren with their projects when he had the opportunity. Most recently he had enjoyed volunteering at Twin Lakes Camp near Hillsboro; he helped with general maintenance and also helped in the kitchen as needed.  

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday September 15, 2021 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg with Pastor Nate Chambers officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday and continue until the time of service at 2:00. Burial will be at Cold Spring Cemetery near Veedersburg. Memorial contributions may be given to Twin Lakes Camp. Online condolences at

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