A graveside service for R.D. Curtis Jr., 87, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Monday, October 3, 2022 in Greenacres Memorial Park. Brother Dan Griffin will officiate.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 P.M., Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Rosser Funeral Home.
R.D. Curtis, Jr. was born in Cleburne, Texas on September 18th, 1935 to his parents Myrtle (Boyd) and R.D. Curtis, Sr. After high school graduation, R.D. briefly served in the Air Force and married his high school sweetheart, Kaynell Simmons on June 13th, 1957.
He would go on to make a lifetime career with the railroad, working for Santa Fe until moving to Union Pacific in 1968. He worked in the diesel shop and as a union representative for the Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 1997.
In the early sixties, R.D. & Kaynell developed a passion for antiquing. After finding many pieces to restore, R.D. would turn his skills into a part time business restoring furniture. In his spare time after retirement, he enjoyed shopping with the family and watching classic westerns on the television.
For decades he enjoyed Halloween and handing out candy to hundreds, if not thousands, of children at his home on the corner of Westhill and Prairie in Cleburne.
For those who knew him, R.D. will always be remembered as a lover of the morning newspaper, coffee, books, music, clocks, animals, old folks, and children. He had a creative sense of humor known for giving people often fitting and entertaining nicknames. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Cleburne.
He departed this earthly world to join his loving wife of over sixty years, his parents, and siblings in Heaven during the early hours of September 28th, 2022.
He is survived his three children; Pamela Hurst, Kimberly & Larry Campbell, and Kenneth Curtis. His beloved grandchildren; Mikaela & Chris Bass, Eric Hurst, Kollin Curtis, Kaelyn Curtis, Candi & Mark Ferguson, and Rex & Tayler Campbell. And great-grandchildren; Harper & Bentley Ferguson, and Brooke Campbell - along with numerous nieces and nephews.