On June 26,2021 Mr. Russell “Joe” Josiah Curtis passed away at Maury Regional at the age of 67. He was born in Charlston, Missouri on November 22,1953 to the late Leonard Franklin and Edith Nevada Haygood Curtis. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers James Curtis, Frank Curtis, Thomas Curtis, Lloyd Curtis, Stanley Curtis, and John Curtis; and his sisters Ruby Barnett, Jane Runions, and Linda DeVore.
Visitation with family and friends will be held in the chapel of Adair Funeral & Cremation services on Monday June 28,2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm and again Tuesday June 29th from 10:00 until time of service at 1:00 pm. Brother Bill Webb will be officiating. There will be no burial following for Mr. Curtis’ wishes were to be cremated.
Joe was a very caring and giving soul. It was fitting that he was a barber in that he helped the people of Lewis County feel and look better after time in his chair. He enjoyed sitting and talking with not only his clients but family and friends. While he wasn’t working, he spent his time collecting antiques. Two of which were antique cars that he still owns today.
Mr. Curtis leaves behind to cherish his memory his children Shelly Curtis Artrip, Aubrey Curtis, Jaclyn Niece, and Brandon Finerty, and Michael McCann; grandchildren Kaylin Artrip, Ally Artrip, and Grayson Niece; his siblings Carolyn Haymonns, and Bruce Curtis. Along with his family he leaves behind special lifelong friends Paula Uppole, Gene Jackson, Jeff Hardin, and Steve McCullum.
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