Curtis L. White, 83, of Elkhorn, WI and previously of Palmyra, WI passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Holton Manor in Elkhorn.
Curtis was born on May 24, 1936 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas the son of Willie and Anna (Parker) White. Curtis spent his childhood in Arkansas and at the young age of 13 left home to work as a logger in Colorado. Curtis later moved to Palmyra, WI to work in the foundry industry. After various jobs in the foundry industry, Curtis found his calling and began driving semi. He loved being a truck driver and would go on to have a 38 year accident-free career as a semi-truck driver. Curtis took pride in his work and providing for his family. Curtis was a motorcycle hobbyist. He spent a lot of time during his younger years participating in motorcycle races and hill climbing competitions. He also enjoyed farming with his son. Curtis was kind, sarcastic, always ready with a joke and an excellent storyteller. His loving family says a person could hear him tell the same story 100 times and always come away with something new and exciting. He was a dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Curtis is survived by: his 4 children, Sheryl (Terry Little) Wallace, Steven (Dawn) White, Tammy (Kerry) Role, and Tracie (Greg) Fuller; 11 grandchildren, Eric (Hannah), Sarah (Tim), Kelly, Jeff (Lindsey), Cathy, Jon (Holly), Jeremy, Zachary, Sadie, Logan and Rylie; 14 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Charles White and Jim (Mary) White. He is also survived by a number of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Curtis is preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Bernadine; and his siblings, Ruth, Robert, Joan, and Betty.
A funeral service to honor Curtis’ life will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Gibson Family Funeral Home in Palmyra, WI (320 W. Main St. Palmyra, WI 53156). Visitation will be held from 9:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Curtis will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery in Palmyra following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Curtis' honor may be made to the Jefferson Humane Society.
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