Daniel Phillip Curtis

Born in Dayton, OH on August 31, 1958

Departed on September 6, 2020 and resided in Smyrna, GA

Daniel Phillip Curtis, affectionately known as “Big D” to family and friends, was born in 1958 on Labor Day weekend at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. Ironically, he also died on Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 while at work in his office at Lutz Pumps, Inc, where he served as CFO for the company.

He was a devoted son and rarely missed stopping by after work to sit out by the Chattahoochee and visit with his parents, Margaret and Dan Curtis, before leaving for his home in Smyrna.

Dan spent the first fifteen years of his life in Southern California before reluctantly moving with his family to Vinings. He graduated with honors from Campbell High School in Smyrna and then attended and graduated from the University of Georgia, where he was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a coed, business fraternity.

He will be sorely missed by his parents and his surviving siblings and their spouses, David and Vicky Curtis, Anne and Jackson Harris, and Mike and Idetta Curtis, as well as his children, Daniel B. Curtis, Elizabeth and Mark Wilson, Ben Curtis and his much loved step-daughters, Christina and Kathleen Atkinson.

When he was not working, which was rare, Dan enjoyed traveling to Arizona with his parents, walking, hiking, hunting, fishing, planting and caring for flowers. His favorite places to visit both as a child and an adult were the Los Angeles County and State Arboretum in Arcadia, California as well as the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Due to the Pandemic, there will be no funeral, but family members will honor his wishes and gather at the river, which he loved and preferred to be the final resting place for his ashes.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Ron Miller September 11, 2020 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Dear Dan and Margaret, and family;

    Shirley and I were so sorry to learn of Daniel’s passing. We send our heartfelt sympathies to you and the entire family. I am sorry that I never got to meet Daniel and others of your family, and to see you and Dan so very seldom at family reunions. Daniel was the same age as my oldest son Stephen. Steve and Michelle, Dave and Kelly, and Laura and David all send their condolences.

    Shirley and I pray that God will comfort you all and ease your grief. Much love to you all,

    Ron and Shirley Miller

  2. John and Melissa September 12, 2020 at 12:57 am - Reply

    Dan was a wonderful father and great friend. He was such a caring person to me and my family. I’m a better person to have had him in my life. I know Elizabeth, Danny, and Ben were loved so much by Dan. What a great father, son and friend he was.

  3. Phil Dann September 12, 2020 at 8:19 am - Reply

    I was so saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. I’m terribly sorry for your loss. I worked with Dan for the past 14 years and he will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed Dan’s company and will miss him.


  4. Dave and DIane Robie September 14, 2020 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    To the Curtis Family,
    Dave and I are so very sad at the loss of our friend Dan. When we moved to the neighborhood back in 1993 Dan and his family were welcoming and we soon became friends. Dave loved to have long conversations with Dan and always came out “enlightened” by Dan’s knowledge of so many things. Our young families “grew up” together and we spent many a Friday night hanging out with the Curtis family. Danny, Ben, and Elizabeth were the center of Dan’s universe, he would do anything to make sure they were happy. I know they must be so very sad to lose their Dad so early.
    Dan was loved by many and a huge hole now exists in many hearts. We are so grateful to have known him and to have been a part of his life. Rest Easy sweet friend

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