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Curtis Paul Williams

April 21, 1945 - April 1, 2016

U.S. Veteran

A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at Sunshine Industries Unlimited, Inc. in Sweet Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Curtis’ name to Sunshine Industries Unlimited, Inc.; 1333 Clark Mill Road, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.

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Curtis Paul Williams, 70, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away of lung cancer on Friday, April 1, 2016 in Albany. He was born in Waterloo, Iowa to Paul Kenneth and Maris (Hainey) Williams.

He moved to West Covina, California in 1955 and graduated from Edgewood High School, where he excelled in art and journalism. He received his AA degree from Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California and attended the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California. He was inducted in the United States Army in 1966 and was stationed at Ford Ord, California and Heidelberg, DEU. He was discharged in 1969. He accepted a job at Hartford Insurance in 1970, which began his career in insurance adjusting for more than 25 years.

Curtis married Lynne Rose Ashley in Claremont, California in 1966, and the couple had two children together; Jeffery Curtis and Russell Dean Williams. Curtis was a loving father and grandfather.

He was an active man who loved playing the banjo, hiking, camping, woodworking, and building/repairing banjos. His family and friends will always remember him as a loving, kind, generous man with a good sense of humor.

Curtis is survived by sons Jeffery Williams and his wife, Kaysone, and Russell Williams of Alta Loma, California; grandson Kole Williams of Alta Loma; sister Sheryl Reynolds of Laguna Nigel, California; and nephew Roland Reynolds and his wife, Elizabeth, of Los Angeles, California.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at Sunshine Industries Unlimited, Inc. in Sweet Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Curtis’ name to Sunshine Industries Unlimited, Inc.; 1333 Clark Mill Road, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.