Curtis Ferrell Wilson

CUTRIS 3 Curtis Ferrell Wilson, a 15 year resident of Pearland, TX passed away in his home on January 17, 2016. Curtis was born in Marquette, MI, June 27, 1975. He was a life-long explorer and naturalist. Curtis started his career as a biomedical scientist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. For over 10 years he helped unlock the mysteries of the brain and advance the field of neuroscience. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology at the University of Houston – Clear Lake in 2010, Curtis continued to improve his knowledge and understanding of the natural world, and the impact of mankind, by completing a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management. Driven by his passion for the environment, Curtis courageously sought a new career in environmental consulting at Cardno-Entrix and later continued his journey as part of the team at SWCA Environmental Consultants, in Houston, TX. Throughout his career, Curtis was known for his drive, his passion, and his unwavering support of those around him, both personally and professionally.

Curtis enjoyed the outdoors as much in his spare time as he did in his professional endeavors. He enjoyed scuba diving, kayaking, surfing, hiking, biking, camping, and travel. He dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail and visiting every U.S. National Park. Curtis often enjoyed capturing his natural explorations through the art of photography, a passion shared with his wife. His love for the natural world included both flora and fauna; he was a true lover of all living creatures. He especially enjoyed spending time with his two beloved dogs, Jack Black and Charlie Brown, and the family cat, Olive. Always an animal lover, Curtis’ house overflowed with love for his pets, and friends often joked he was more zoo keeper than pet owner. But for Curtis, his four-legged family members were the highlights of his life. Curtis was deeply loved by all who knew him. His capacity for seemingly unconditional love was boundless. The lives of his wife, sister, parents, extended family, and close friends have been profoundly touched by his light and his affection. They were, and will remain, the most important people in the celebration of his life story. The loss of this unique and wonderful soul is felt by many.

He leaves behind his wife Randi-Michelle P. Cowin; father, Kris L. Wilson and wife Wanda; mother Sandra K. Johns and husband William; sister, Andrea K. Wilson and fiancée Travis Gortmaker; uncles: Bruce J. Wilson and wife Jean Anne, Gary L. Wilson and wife Carol, Gene P. Wilson and wife Cindy, Mark O. Belue-Wilson and wife Jan; mother and father in law Darcene R. and Steven F. Dowling; sister in laws Morgan E. Phillips, Erica D. Ty, and Cassidy R. Dowling; grandmother in laws: M. Patricia Bourgoine and Lynda R. Albright; and life-long best friends: Avriel Cisneros and Joey Lyons.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Community Church, 14505 Gulf Freeway, on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to The Nature Conservancy,


  1. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Curtis was a wonderful co-worker. His wit, humor, and ability to interact effortlessly with all of his colleagues as well as his obvious love for his family made him a joy to be around. He will be dearly missed. My family and I pray for you in your time of grief.

    Rick Howard
  2. My heart aches to read this news.
    Curtis was such a genuinely nice person.
    I enjoyed his conversations and he was fun to work with.
    My condolences go out to his family, friends, and the SWCA family.
    You are continually in my thoughts and prayers for healing in your time of grief.
    Curtis is greatly missed.

    Takesha H. Ray
  3. My sympathies to Curtis’ family and friends. He was such a kind-hearted person. I only got to work with Curtis the past almost 2 years, and he quickly became someone I adored to work with everyday. He was such a hard worker and great project manager. I will always remember his smile and laugh. Since the news of his passing, I have thought of some of my favorite moments with him – laughing at silly stories at the end of the day. He will be missed so much. We are all better people to have had known him.

    Kerry Winkler
  4. Curtis will be lovingly missed by his Grandmother Rose and cousins Ashleigh, Elyse, Jessica, Joshua and Mary. He was predeceased by his grandmother Delories Laschatz of Calif., grandfather Owen Wilson of Houston, grandmother Olive Wilson and aunt & uncle Martha and Bill Gibson, all from Tenn.

    Bruce J. Wilson
  5. Mr. Wilson was a great patient and one I enjoyed working with. Everytime I would see him on schedule or name on the caller id I could always see his smile. His last appointment at the office he was so excited we had completed all of his treatment. I remember him leaving the office with a huge smile and saying I will see later Bronica and thanks. I didn’t know this would be our goodbyes. He will truly be missed. My prayers and thoughts goes out to his wife and family. Mr. Wilson I want say goodbye but I will say like you see later in Heaven.

    Bronica L
  6. Our deepest sympathies go out to Curtis’s family and loved ones. He was a dear coworker, colleague and friend. We will miss his smile, his gentle nature and his kind heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone he’s left behind.

    The Stahman Family
  7. I heard the news of Curtis’ passing with a very heavy heart. I had only recently begun to know him through work on a difficult project. But even in that short time, it was clear that Curtis was a genuine, conscientious, and good-natured person. He always had a broad smile, a kind word, and a cool head. His family and friends have my sympathy.

    Amanda Aurora
  8. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Curtis’ family and friends. He was a great colleague, a fantastic environmental consultant, and such a kind, gentle, considerate, warm and genuinely nice person. Curtis was a cheerful lad and always greeted me with a smile and a kind word. I really enjoyed working with Curtis and consider myself very fortunate to have known him in this life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

    Tom Sankey
  9. My sympathies to Curtis’ family and friends. I knew Curtis for only the past year and a half through work. In that short time I found him to be a pleasure to work with and a fun person to have around. We joked often and he was quick with a smile and a laugh. Curtis made an impression on me and I will miss him greatly. My heart and prayers go out to those that were closest to Curtis whose loss is more profound. Rest in peace my friend.

    Sheri Pike

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