Curtis homer Obituary, Death – Homer Lee Curtis, who was 90 years old when he died on March 4, 2014 in Tulsa, passed away. Homer Curtis was born in Braggs, Oklahoma, on November 7, 1923. His parents at the time were Lewis and Lydia (Watkins) Curtis. In 1941, Homer enlisted in the military and had his initial training in the city of Little Rock, in the state of Arkansas.
Both Advanced Experimental Parachute Training at Camp McCall in North Carolina and Parachute Jump School at Fort Benning in Georgia were completed by him in the year 1944. Both of these schools were located in the state of Georgia. As a member of the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in England, Homer took part in the airborne invasion of Holland during World War II. After that, he expanded his military drive into eastern France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
When the 82nd Airborne completed their mission to end the war in Berlin in 1945, Homer was awarded a post in the Honor Guard, which was responsible for representing the Armed Forces in Europe. In 1957, he worked as a typist for the Stars and Stripes Newspaper in Darmstadt, which was located in Germany.
After relocating to Oklahoma in 1965, Homer worked for the Tulsa World Newspaper for a brief period of time before establishing his own business, Pet Land. In the 1990s, he finally took his retirement. His devoted wife Ruth K. Curtis, who remained at home after his passing, his daughters Lydia Johnson and Monika Payton, both of Newalla, Oklahoma, and Anniston, Alabama, respectively, his four grandchildren, Kristin Treager, Michael, Scott, and Terry Payton, as well as a sizeable number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, his sister Audrina Birkes, and his brother Leonard Curtis all survive him.