Jewel J. Curtsinger, 69, died Monday at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Aug. 26, 1927, in Fort Smith, Ark., the son of George Walter and Emaline (Stills) Curtsinger.
He lived in Castle, and was a resident of Okfuskee County since 1949. He married Doris June Dodson on June 3, 1950, in Okemah.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served during World War II.
Curtsinger worked at Wilcox Oil at Stroud, then at Tinker Air Force Base until retirement in the mid 1970's. He carried Welty/Castle Star Route mail for numerous years.
He attended the Freewill Baptist Church at Stroud.
He was a part of the Masonic Lodge at Stroud since 1953. He served on the Board of the Okfuskee County Rural Water District No. 2 for 20 years and on the Okfuskee County Industrial Board for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Doris June Curtsinger of the home; one son, Tony Curtsinger of Castle; one daughter, Terry Adams of Meeker; two brothers, Earl Curtsinger of Corcoran, Calif., Archie Curtsinger of Yakima, Wash.; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery in Okemah with the Rev. Carl Clay officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah.
(Published July 30, 1997)
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