Virgil Cecil Curtis of Phenix City, passed away on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023. He was 98 years old. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18th at First Presbyterian Church of Phenix City with Reverend Thom Peavy officiating.
Mr. Curtis was born in Phenix City, AL on January 8th, 1925, to the late Virgil Cecil Curtis Sr and Ruth Morgan Curtis. He married Faye Shanner from Tuscaloosa, AL, and they were married for more than seventy-five years. Cecil received both his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Alabama. During his time at the University of Alabama, he was a part of The Million Dollar band where he played trumpet, he was also editor of the University of Alabama School of Law Law Review. Upon moving back to Phenix City, he entered into the private practice of law and later became the judge of the Court of Common Pleas and later District Judge for Russell Country. He was a charter member of First Presbyterian Church of Phenix City AL. Additionally, he was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Cecil Curtis also enjoyed being a member of the Russell County Community Center where he and his wife would go on trips with other community members. Cecil loved to travel and was fortunate enough to visit several different continents during his life.
His family will fondly remember him for his hard work, steadfastness, and devotion to his family and church. Cecil Curtis was the heart of the Curtis family.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Virgil Cecil Curtis Sr and Ruth Morgan Curtis and granddaughter Caroline M. Curtis.
He is survived by his wife Faye Shanner Curtis, son Cecil Kerry Curtis; two grandchildren; A. K. Curtis and Mary Jeanne Shanner Curtis; five great-grandchildren; Jason Andrew Curtis, Morgan Nicole Curtis, Savannah Daniel, Kerry McCarty Miller-Curtis, and Caraleigh Patterson-Curtis