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American Veteran 02

Curtis Ray VanDeWiele

February 19, 1946 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 73)

Curtis Ray VanDeWiele of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, July 29, 2019 in Waldron, Arkansas with his loving family by his side. Curtis was born February 19, 1946 in Waldron, Arkansas to Charlie and Elva Jean (Doyle) VanDeWiele. He was 73 years old.

Curtis loved horses and spent much of his youth on horseback team roping, cutting, and team penning. When he wasn’t on horseback he could also be found coon hunting on any given night. Oh the stories that could be told!

Curtis leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Shirley of the home, one daughter, Heather Hale and husband Russell and one son, Todd VanDeWiele and wife Toni all of Waldron, Arkansas. Papa will forever be missed by his three grandchildren: Chase Hale, Tristan VanDeWiele and Taylor VanDeWiele. Curtis is also survived by his siblings: Judith Thompson, Jean Brooks and Joyce Dye all of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Charles VanDeWiele Jr. of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Earl VanDeWiele of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and one aunt, Louise Newberry of Waldron, Arkansas. Curtis will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbors.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Elva Jean.

Curtis' memorial life celebration will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Curtis' visitation will be Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. where his family will receive friends at that time.

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