In Memoriam

Randy Curtis

J.C.L. 1, 2, F.C.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Mr. Sport 4, Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Baseball 2, 3. 4, Track 1, 3. 4, Talon Staff 4, Deceased Year 2006


February 21, 2006

Curtis, Randy

Randy Curtis, 54, of Rogers, Arkansas, celebrated every day of his life from April 27, 1951 when he was born in Dallas, TX until Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006. He attended the University of Nebraska on a football scholarship and graduated in 1973. Randy married the love of his life, Jeanne Hatcher, on Oct. 27, 1979. Randy worked in marketing and advertising for more than 25 years. He was CEO of Curtis Relational Marketing at the time of his death. Previously he was Vice President-Creative for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Randy enjoyed spending time with his family, coaching youth sports and driving his Cobra. Randy is survived by his wife, Jeanne; three children, Maggie Curtis of Dallas and twins, Emily Curtis, a student at Florida State University and Jake Curtis, a student at the University of Arkansas; parents, R.G. and Marg Curtis of Houston; brother, Wray Curtis and wife, Rieneke; nephews, Jason, wife, Stephanie, son, Jacob and Brandon, wife, Courtney, daughter, Nyah, niece, Marielle, all of Houston; sister-in-law, Ginger Stribble, husband, Donnie, of Ft. Worth, TX; niece, Stacey Stone, husband, Johnny of Union, NJ; nephew, Jimmy Stover, wife, Kelly, daughters, Deven and Layne. Memorials may be made to the Nat'l Psoriasis Foundation, and Central United Methodist Church in Rogers, AR,

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08/11/14 02:42 PM #1    

Sherri McCormick

Randy was my first love, and as such he will forever hold a beautiful place in my heart. After one semester apart, he at the University of  Nebraska and I at SMU, and $200.00 monthly phone  bills which neither of us could afford, we decided that we could not bear the separation so I transferred to the U of Nebraska. 

After college, we decided to go our separate ways, having dated since  senior year of high school, but the parting was very amicable. My family loved him. My friends loved him. He was as good a man as you could ever find. His heart was huge. His compassion quiet but engulfing. 

When my mother learned of his  death( he died on my birthday), she cried. 

Such was  his legacy. 


08/12/14 02:40 PM #2    

Lowell Tuttle

Curtis was in my youth group at church and we were in HI Y together...went on several outings with the Y and the church.  Always considered him one of the most thoughtful AND witty guys I knew.  Many years later, having read that I threw darts in the 10 year reunion handbook, he looked me up in Houston and dragged me out to be on his and his brother Wray's darts team.  We had some great evenings out darting, drinking, and dodging the H - town crazies...Our loss of him haunts me, as well as many of those who knew him.

09/24/14 04:49 AM #3    

Dian Zimmerman (Cox)


I caught up with Randy at the 20th reunion, he was wanting to move out of the tundra of Minnesota. As we had similar careers (advertising & marketing) - he was interested in the market in Houston. I told him to come on down and I would help him get a job he wanted. He did just that. My daughter even interned with him one summer. Apparently he was known to throw a great 4th of July party and invited my husband and I to come one year - and it might be at his dad's property in Winchester, TX. Ironically we had just purchased our ranch property and was only a few miles away. He and his family then moved to Arkansas and the next thing I knew he was gone. I couldn't believe what I had seen so I tracked down Randy Combs and he verified the truth. I was stunned. Such a wonderful talent and all around great guy with enough wit for all of us. God Bless him and his family.



12/28/16 11:01 AM #4    

Christie Spitler (McKinney)

My fondest memory of Randy was of his compassion and caring.  In the 6th grade, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, they brought a TV into our classroom so we could watch what was happening.  I only remember that I was terrified and that Randy comforted me.  That meant a lot to me.  Rest in Peace, Randy.

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