John C. Curtis

June 14, 1940 ‒ September 26, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

John C. Curtis, 79, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday morning, September 26, 2019 surrounded by his family at the Laurels of Mount Vernon.  He was born on June 14, 1940 in Mount Vernon to the late Charles Emmett and Helen E. (LeFever) Curtis.

John served his country in the Army and the Army Reserves.  He was a member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple.  John was an Insurance Agent for Western Southern Life Insurance for several years.  He worked for the former American National Can in Mount Vernon and after retirement, he was a parts runner for Car Quest.  John was an avid weight lifter, fisherman and sports fan. He enjoyed hunting mushrooms and shark teeth, but most of all John loved spending time with his family.

John is survived by his wife, Linda (Humes) Curtis; children, Traci R. (fiancé Mike Gouge) Curtis of Mansfield, Eric S. Curtis of Boulder, NV,  John P. (Barb) Brooks of Howard, Michael W. (Rhonda) Brooks of Mount Vernon, Lisa (Steve) Hinton of Brandon and Wendy L. (Bob) Marsell of Mount Vernon; step children, Leanne Tindall of Mount Vernon, Victoria (Ed) Piar of Mount Vernon, Stephen (Belinda) Savage of Howard, Susan Rambo of Mount Vernon and Cathy Cooperider of Sunbury; 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; and his sister, Joan Lambillotte of Mount Vernon.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his second wife, Jeannine Curtis; a son, James Kevin Brooks; and a brother-in-law, Donald Lambillotte.

The family will have a private service at a later date.

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  • The Curtis family,

    We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • I was a resident of the Laurels for almost 2 weeks in April, and John Curtis was the most friendly, cheerful welcoming resident there. He was also very funny. The physical therapists were always laughing when he was in the room talking about sports, TV shows, and whatever nonsense was going on in the news. I only knew John Curtis for a very short time, and I doubt he would even remember me, but I could tell he was indeed a very special person.
    Nancy Tapocsi

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of the John Curtis Family. We know several family members and have special friendship with Bob and Wendy Marsell and their family. May God give you comfort and piece in the coming days.

  • I’ ve known John since I was about 12 years old. John once said we never had a cross word. Although I live in CO my heart has always been in Ohio and with the loved ones that are still there. John and I did a lot of things together including loving a sister, Jeannine, that was very special.
    John will be missed. It is hard to know that he is gone.
    John, say hello to Jesus and the folks that are already there.
    I will be coming soon.

  • Gary and Anna Porter says: I have known John since I was a teenager.And will always cherish the good times. and will remember how well he took care of my sister Jeannine as i loved her so very much.Happy Trails John,we miss you.But know you are with God.

  • I remember John when I was a teenager. I lived on Hamtramck St., when I was in Jr. High School. Back then–he lived in a big white house not far from the high school He was always pleasant, and had a great smile. Later,I remember that he drove a little sports car. He was kind, well spoken, and I send my condolences to his family.