Col. Oliver William Curtis (USMC ret.), 92, of Cape Coral, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Gulf Coast Village. He had been a resident of Cape Coral since 1968, formerly from Alexandria, Va. Mr. Curtis was born March 14, 1921, to parents, Roy E. and Lillie M. Curtis in Beggs, Okla. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. during World War II, the Korean Conflict and served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot. He retired from the Marines after 23 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Rose Curtis, in 2012.
He will be dearly missed by his daughters, Karen S. Huston of Cape Coral and Jennie L. Curtis of Fort Myers; as well as two grandsons, Geoffrey and Bradley Huston of Michigan; and sister-in-law, Florence LaFlam of Cape Coral.
Col. Oliver William Curtis
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Fuller Metz Funeral Chapel on Del Prado Avenue in Cape Coral. Interment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
Please visit www.fullermetz for online condolences and details.