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William (Bill) Olen Curtis, Sr.

July 12, 1943 — October 30, 2019

William (Bill) Olen Curtis, Sr., 78, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at his residence.  He had worked for Cleveland Utilities as a lineman for 38 years.  He loved softball, hunting, and fishing.


He was preceded in death by his parents, William Otis and Cara Cheek Curtis; son, William “Bill” Curtis, Jr., brother, Glen Curtis.


He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sandra Lenora Curtis; children, Robin Michelle Ayala, Jacob Ryan Curtis, and Cody Ray Curtis; four grandchildren, Christian Ayala, Hunter Ayala, Autumn Ayala, and Summer Ayala; brother, Randall “Randy” Curtis; sister, Joyce Hodge and husband David; and several nieces and nephews also survive.  


At his request, his body has been donated to science for the study of Alzheimer’s.


No services are planned at this time.


We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Curtis guestbook at


Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


UPDATE:  A gathering of friends and family will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2712 Henderson Avenue, Cleveland, TN  37312.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William (Bill) Olen Curtis, Sr., please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

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