Curtis was born December 15, 1941 and passed away peacefully May 24, 2022 with his wife Erika of 57 years by his side. Curtis was born in Oklahoma and grew up between Arkansas, Arizona, and farming communities in the central valley of California before settling in Aptos, CA and Incline Village, NV to raise his family. Curtis was a man of strong faith who always strove to make life better for his family and those around him. He is survived by his wife Erika, two sons Derrick and Kris, five grandchildren, sisters Margaret, Kay, and Rebecca, and his brother Bob. Curtis was a Pilot with United Airlines for 33 years, as well as an avid home builder. He always said, "Be kind, considerate, and loving." The world feels emptier without him, but we know he's in a much better place with his heavenly father.