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Curtis E. Burch, Sr.

Curtis E. Burch, Sr., 85, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital. He was a native of Brunswick, GA, But lived in Lucas since 1990. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, A US Navy SP (F) 3/C fire fighter veteran of WWII, a life member and chaplain of Glasgow, Chapter 20 DAV, where he had participated in hundreds of military funeral services. His remains was donated to Louisville School of Medicine.

He is survived by two sons Curtis Burch, Jr. and wife Ruth of Bowling Green, Ricky Burch and wife Nancy of Glasgow. One special daughter Mrs. Pat Johnson and husband James of Brunswick, GA; four grandchildren: Emily Richey and husband Rollin of Louisville, Ellie Burch of Glasgow, Pixie Jarvis and husband Dr. Jim Jarvis of Bowling Green and Cynthia Burch of Bowling Green; one great-grandson: Jordan Burch; Several nieces and nephews and the Vaccaro Family of Massachusetts.

There will be a memorial service 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 22, 2011 at the Immanuel Baptist Church. Visitation will be after 1:00 P. M. Sunday at the church. Full military Honors will be provided by the Glasgow Chapter 20 DAV. Honorary pall bearers will be Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 and the Freedom Riders. In lieu of Flowers alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to the Glasgow Chapter 20 DAV or the Immanuel Baptist Church. Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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Guest Register

13 Entries for Curtis E. Burch, Sr.

  1. Bruce Pierce says:

    Our thoughs and prayers go out to the family.

  2. Rhonda Payne says:

    I only met Curtis Sr one time, but he left a long lasting impression on me with his smile, his wit, his strength and his eternal love of his wife. I feel very fortunate to have met him and enjoyed hearing the stories of his music and his friends from his earlier years of bluegrass. He could tell you everyones name and what instrument they played without any hesitation. Curtis’ gift of giving was straight from his heart. His life was an example of what we all should try to pattern after.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Burch family and may God bless each of you with His love and comfort.

  3. Neil Jeffries says:

    Truly an American hero. I am grateful for the sacrifices Curtis made for our country and for the Kingdom of God. It has been an honor to know him. May God comfort you.

  4. Lorraine(Phillips)Morgan says:

    I sure hated to hear of Uncle Curtis’ passing. May the LORD wrap his arms around each of you at this time. I’m sure the reunion in heaven was an AWESOME one. Until we meet again RIP UNCLE CURTIS

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  6. Gail and Gene Vaccaro says:

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  7. Gail and Gene Vaccaro says:

    I met Uncle Curt in 1978 and from the first big bear hug and belly laugh, I was hooked. He and Aunt Emma made me and my folks feel like part of the family. So many good times and fond memories…the big snake at the springs in Pineview, picking them up at the airport, visiting in MA and then the best….the surprise visit a few years ago. Nothing could have been better. Gene so enjoyed chatting with Uncle Curt on the phone….telling each other ‘war’ stories and yelling over politics..thank goodness they all agreed. He was a kind soul, giving to others, a strong proud, patriotic man who was loved by so many. I’m going to remember the wedding and cooking for them that day and helping them get dressed, and my favorite vision….Uncle Curt singing “Two Dollar Bill”…at least I think that’s it. We miss him and love him.

  8. Scott Barbour says:

    I hated to hear about this, I know he will be missed.

  9. Pat and Becky Rogers says:

    Although we have known Mr. Curtis for many years we were only able to spend a limited amout of time with him when he, Miss Emma, Ricky and sometimes Ellie would come to the Armuchee Bluegrass Feastiville. He was indeed a true southern gentleman and always made you feel as though you were the most important person he had ever met. His love of God and country was always apparent in everything he did. I know you are grieving now and we grieve with you in your loss. Mr. Curtis has completed his journey and is now at home and will be waiting to welcome us and tell us stories of what he has seen and heard in Heaven. We love you all very much.

  10. Beverly Simn says:

    I am so sorry for your loss….both Curtis and his sweet wife was very good people…he will be missed….

  11. Debbie Lighthall says:

    I met Curtis, Sr years ago 46 years ago and he was so funny and had the best laugh
    I have such wonderful memories of him palying his beloved bluegrass with his boys.
    Have been on many a trip with him to music festivals around the country and many a laugh driving home because the tires sounded like banjos and fiddles.
    He loved big and huged big. He was one of a kind and will remain in my heart.
    I remember once when Cynthia, mine and Curtis, Jr, daughter, was about two years old and big Curt was trying to pick her but she was too busy to be still. A little girl came over and got in big Curt’s lap, Cynthia ran across the room, jumped up there and said ” NO!, This in My Paw Paw” the huge grin across his face I will always remember
    He was a wonderful friend, daddy, paw paw, uncle, husband
    and his service to our country is to be fully honored
    I love you, Curt and I know the Lord has said to you “well done, good and faithful servant”
    to Ricky and Curtis
    I love you both and know how proud your daddy is of you both as was Emma
    your parents live on in your lifes that you lead, you have shown them such honor
    by your example may God’s love continue to up hold you
    much love~

  12. Terry Harrison says:

    Curtis and Ricky , I read today of the passing of your father . May loving memories and the Love of Christ keep you now and forever .

  13. Jimmy Ross says:

    Sorry to get this news, everyone loved Curtis SR very much we all have very fond memories of him. I know the family will miss him very much, he was a true southern gentleman.