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Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870




Finley Donald “Coach” Curtis, 85, died Monday, November 11, 2019 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

A native of Gibsonville, North Carolina, Don was the son of the late Finley Bruce Curtis and Margaret Whitesell Curtis. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Marian Gray Curtis.

Don moved to Roanoke Rapids in 1957 after accepting a position with the School System as a science, health and physical education teacher. During his 38 years as an educator, he also coached football and basketball and was athletic director for many years.

Don is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Linda Callihan Curtis, his son, Don Callihan Curtis of Gaston, his daughter, Lou Curtis Weddington of Raleigh, grandchildren, Michael Edmond Weddington III, Medlin Margaret Weddington, Lily Wescott Curtis, and Julia Callihan Curtis.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Rosemary United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Steve McElroy officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Wrenn Clarke and Hagan Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Liberty Commons Nursing Home, and Halifax Regional Medical Center for their fine care.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s name may be sent to Liberty Commons Nursing Home, 101 Caroline Ave., Weldon, NC 27890, or to Roanoke Rapids High School, 800 Hamilton St., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

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