Colin E. Curtis Sr.

Date of Death: September 10, 2019

Rev. Colin E. Curtis Sr., 77, of Florence, Kentucky, passed away Sept. 10, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence. 

In his 31 years of ministry, Colin pastored United Methodist churches in Alabama and in Kentucky, serving a number of churches in the Bluegrass, Northern Kentucky, Kentucky East and South East districts. He retired in 2009. 

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and was a model railroad train enthusiast. He loved stamp collecting, woodworking, painting, reading and gardening as well as oldies music, cards and board games. 

Colin never met a stranger. He put people he met at ease with his smile and laugh. He loved and accepted everyone. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Mary LaTrace Curtis of Florence; son, Peter Curtis of Florence; daughters, Rebecca Mary Slusher of Humble, Texas, Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Johnson of Hebron, Janett Ruth Selnes of Daleville, Alabama; brothers, Clinton and Carroll Curtis both of Massena, New York, Charles Curtis of Brasher Falls, New York; sister, Connie Denney of Ogdensburg, New York; aunt, Louise Pierce of Norwood, New York; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son, Colin E. Curtis Jr., in 2013. 

The funeral was held Sept. 16, 2019, at Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home in Ludlow, Kentucky. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.