Curtis Lee Earp Sr. was born July 1, 1936, in Ralls, Texas, and passed away on Jan. 22 in Little Rock.
Curtis Sr. retired from the Benton Fire Department with 20 years of service as a senior captain. He spent years in Sunday School Bus Ministry at First Assembly of God in Little Rock.
Curtis Sr. had church affiliations with Full Gospel Cato Community and Abundant Life Center of Bryant.
He was preceded in death by his parents, B.S. and Liddie Harriet Earp of Petersburg, Texas; and one great-grandchild, Hunter Jade Allen Adcox.
He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Helen Batt Earp of Benton; his children, Curtis Earp Jr. and wife Kim of Benton, Sissie Stanford of Benton, Wyatt Earp and wife Melissa of Jacksonville, Michael Earp of Benton, Wade Earp of Dallas, Texas, David Stickney and wife Nancy of Bryant; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Earp and wife Jeanette of Waco, Texas.
Funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home, 4212 Highway 5 North in Bryant.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com .