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Raymond Curtis

July 26, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Saturday, January 29, 1927
Friday, July 23, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 10:00am
North Side Baptist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Allen Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Visitation: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 26, at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston St. Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
North Side Baptist Church or the WISD Education Foundation.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston St. Weatherford


Raymond E. Curtis, 83, longtime Weatherford Independent School District superintendent and community leader, died Friday, July 23, in a Fort Worth hospital facility.

Mr. Curtis was born January 29, 1927 in Allen, Texas. He came to
Weatherford in 1954 after a two-year stint in the United States
Navy and graduation from University of North Texas in 1949. He
served as superintendent of Allen ISD from 1950 to 1954.

Mr. Curtis served as Weatherford ISD superintendent until his
retirement in 1986. For 10 years, he was president of Weatherford
Chamber of Commerce and was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year
in 1977.

He was a member of the Texas State Teachers Association, a member
of the Texas and National Associations of Secondary School
Principals, and a life member of the Texas Congress of Parents and

He was a past president of the Rotary Club, served on the board of
directors and budget committee of United Fund, was a member of
Knights of Pythons, Lone Star Lodge Number 4, and an active member
of North Side Baptist Church.

Mr. Curtis served as a member of the board of trustees for
Weatherford College from 1991 to 2003. He was a founding member of
several local education agencies and a member of the Parker County
Crime Commission.

Mr. Curtis was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 1987. He is survived by son, Charles Curtis and wife, Elaine, of Winchester, VA. and son, Paul Curtis of Weatherford; two grandchildren, Brenton Curtis and Marie Curtis, of Winchester, VA.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, February 26

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Jerry Durant Classic at Aledo, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson Tournament, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Grand Prairie Tournamnet, Time TBA.

Friday, February 27

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black at Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock.

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

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