Jimmy Randall Curtis

Jimmy Randall Curtis passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 in Webster, TX, at the age of 65. Randall was born on February 11, 1953, in Snyder, TX, to John D. Curtis and Johnnie Faye Horton. He served in the Air Force as a jet engine mechanic for six years before earning a degree in chemistry and working in that industry where he obtained patents for his creation of complex chemical processes. Only then did he answer a calling and transition to a teaching career, eventually retiring from Clear Brook High School in 2015. Randall enjoyed hiking, sailing, and visiting National Parks. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Faye Curtis. Randall is survived by his wife Ruby “Sam” Curtis, daughters Rebecca and Rachel, a brother DeWayne Curtis and wife Betty Curtis, and two sisters, Eugenia Bates and husband Steve Bates, and Janet Curtis-Fuller and husband Albert Fuller. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at OneLife Church, 16920 N. Texas Ave. Webster, TX 77598. His remains will be placed in the National Cemetery in Houston, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77038 at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Research Institute (Cancerreseach.org) and the National Park Foundation (Nationalparks.org).


  1. We had some good times in Snyder when we’d come up to visit Grandma and Pap. I can still remember the period of time you went through when you were telling me stupid elephant jokes, although you didn’t remember them when I told you about them a couple of years ago. I’ll miss your posts on Facebook. They were insightful, some humorous, and always right on point! We’ll meet again one day soon. Love you cuz! Karen

    Karen Clark Kelly
  2. I loved reading Randall’s stories. He has a wonderful gift for painting a very vivid picture with words. I say “has” because I know, he lived and believed in Gods Son, Jesus, and therefore he never actually died. He is with the God of the living not the God of the dead and is with the spirits of men made perfect.

    I really do have a sense of joy within me because I know that I’ll be seeing Randall again. I’m really looking forward to seeing him too. Everything that made him uniquely “Randall,” made perfect. Since I am 68 and will be 69 this year, I know that that reunion will be sooner rather than later, and I actually look forward to that day rather than dread it.

    I even envy Randall because he is seeing our Lord face to face, and our great God and Father who sent him. I’m so blessed to have been able to meet Randall in this time and place and to have come to know him. He thinks deeply and the way he writes reflects that.

    See you soon, brother!

    Yours in Him,

    Craig Heberle
  3. My sincere condolences to your family. May you find comfort in the promise of Revelation 21:4 of a time when death will be no more and loved ones will be reunited.

  4. I love you all so much. My heart aches for you. I always admired him and enjoyed his writing and his singing and playing the guitar. I will miss him too. I’m praying for you all.
    He sings with the angels now. I will be there one day to hear you sing again my dear cousin.

    Dee White
  5. Dear Sam, Rebecca & Rachel, I am so sorry for your loss at this time, Youve been on my heart since I heard of his passing. May God give you supernatural peace & comfort. May you press into Jesus as you grieve & say your goodbyes. Randall seemed to be a Brilliant man, a good husband, a caring Father & devoted to Jesus! Love, Simone Karstedt.

    Simone Karstedt
  6. If it wasn’t for Mr. Curtis, I would have never survived my time teaching Chemistry at Brook. He was so quick to help me and encourage me when I was struggling. I ran to his room so many times between classes to get clarification on concepts. My memories of him are precious and he will be missed. Thank God, I know I’ll see him again!

    Jayme Smith
  7. Curtis Family, My heart hurts for you in this loss. I lost my dad to cancer when I was 18 so I know the pain of losing a parent way too soon. I didn’t really know Randall but I have enjoyed reading the tributes about him. You are all in my prayers during this time. May the faith you’ve shared with so many serve to strengthen you and keep you connected to your husband/dad.

    Starke Family
  8. Prayers of comfort to the family. Another treasure added to whats waiting for us sll on the other side.

    Michael Oliver
  9. sorry for your loss. remember visiting with him while with Sharon.

    judy krell
  10. My sincere sympathy to the family. I was his 1st Grade Teacher at East Elementary in Snyder, TX, in 1959, my first year of teaching. I saw the obituary in the Snyder Daily News and was so glad that I noticed it since he used his second name, Randall. I don’t even have a picture of that first class, just memories. I had no idea what a wonderful career Randall had or obviously from the other comments, what a wonderful man he became. I am so happy to know this but very sorry for your loss.

    Monette O’Day

    Monette O'Day

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