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Richard Franklin Curtis

July 22, 1944 - November 25, 2021

Richard Franklin Curtis unexpectedly passed away on Thursday November 25th 2021 surrounded by his family. Richard, known as Dick or Dickie to his friends and family, was a native of the Peninsula, as well as Norfolk and finally Richmond VA. He was loved deeply by his family, survived by his wife Linda Curtis, his son Tony Curtis (Belinda), daughter Tina Dunford (Mark), son Wayne Curtis, daughter Heather Voight (Charles); sisters Joan Worman (Blue), Beverly Villemuer, and Betty Starling; granddaughters Megan Ferrell (Jesse), Taylor Curtis, Madison Dunford, Savanna Curtis; grandsons Colton Curtis and Holden Voight, as well as numerous other extended family members. He was predeceased by his father Johnnie, his mother Frances, brother Johnnie Jr. and daughter Lisa.

Dick started his career as a salesman for 7Up for 21 years and a Sales Manager at Coke for 27 years. The highlight of his career was mentoring fellow employees and sharing his vast experience of the soft drink industry. Dick had a passion for sports. In his spare time, Dick loved to coach sports; he coached both his sons at Fox Hill Athletic, both his daughters, and his grandson Holden at every sport possible. He had season tickets to UVA football from 1999 until he passed. He loved motor sports; he went to every NASCAR and drag race he could. He owned a car that he and his son would race for 6 years. He loved attending his nephews’ football games, as well as all the sports his grandson Holden played. He loved being outdoors and spent the majority of his retired time beautifying his own yard as well as a few of the neighbors’. He was amazingly active; you’d rarely find him sitting still.

Most of all, Dick loved his family. He worked all his life to support his family and gave them his all. He was supportive of their hopes and dreams, and fiercely proud of all their accomplishments. Most recently, his grandchildren were the lights of his life. He loved to play with his grandchildren, hear them laugh, take them on adventures, hear their stories, and simply enjoy their presence. He lit up anytime they visited or called. He spent the last years of his life sharing a home with his youngest grandson Holden, who could make any request of his granddad without ever being turned down. Dick built his world around his family and the love we all shared is beyond compare.

The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home on Sunday December 5th from 2-4 for visitation, service immediately after starting at 4pm; 5033 Rouse Dr, VA Beach 23462. Graveside service will be Monday December 6th at Woodlawn Cemetery at 12:00pm; 6309 Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk 23502.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Family has requested those who are unvaccinated to please wear a mask.


Service Information

Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Family has requested those who are unvaccinated to please wear a mask.


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 6, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm

Location:

Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

6309 E Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23502


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