Lewis Earl Curlee

March 23, 1942 - March 25, 2013

03/23/1942 - 03/25/2013

Lewis Earl Curlee, 71, of Etowah, died unexpectedly Monday, March 25, 2013, at Mission Hospital. He was a native of Transylvania County, the son of the late Clarence and Hilda Curlee. He had lived in Henderson County for the past 35 years. He was also preceded in death by his son, Troy Drye, Jr, and a stepmother, Agnes “Sis” Curlee.

He was employed by Ecusta for 42 years, and also a former volunteer at Brevard Volunteer Fire Department. Currently, he was a member of the Nazarene Worship Band and an amateur radio enthusiast. He was loved by his family and many friends. He will be dearly missed, and they take comfort in knowing he is in Heaven.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kathleen Templeton Curlee; a daughter, Cindy Curlee Hand and her husband Jurell, of Hendersonville; two grandchildren, DíAndre Hand and Shayla Hand; two sisters, Brenda Holden and her husband Richard, of Brevard, Doris Selvage and her husband Rayburn, of Gallatin, TN; two brothers, Edward Curlee, of Gallatin, TN, Barry Curlee and his wife Carol, of Brevard, NC; and numerous extended family.

A service will be at 11:00 am Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Hendersonville First Church of the Nazarene with Revs. Sherman Waters and Matthew Templeton officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00pm Wednesday at the church.

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Ken & Shawna Rash
8 years ago

Dearest Kathleen, Cindy & Jurell, We are deeply saddened by your loss but feel so blessed to have seen dear Lewis one more time just a day before his death. He was a sweet, gentle spirit and we loved him and will miss him. You all are in our prayers!


Ken & Shawna

Cary E. Grant
8 years ago

Kathy, I am saddened to learn of Lewis’ death. He and I were cousins and we grew up together until I moved away when we were going into the 8th grade. I have fond memories of our days in Brevard. My condolences to you and your family.

Cousin Cary Grant

Patti O'Kelley Bunch
8 years ago

My condolances to the family and friends. He was a nice person. A BHS Classmate.

Arleigh Kaltenbach
8 years ago

Dear Kathy,

You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. It was good to know Lewis and you over the years. Lewis is now with Ernie looking down on us.

Norm Trotter
8 years ago

We will miss you old friend from BHS class of 1960.

Karen Weeks & Family
8 years ago

Kathleen and family, You have our deepest sympathy. I know he was a great husband and father and he will be very much missed by you all. You are in my prayers. Love you. Karen

Grace Case
8 years ago

Words,however kind,can’t mend your heartache;but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind.

Bettye Hixson
8 years ago

Expressions of Sympathy Bettye Hixson has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

Melissa Templeton
8 years ago

Uncle Lewis was a precious, sweet man. He was always so sweet and loving to my sister and I and we loved being around him. He was a blessing to all that knew him. I pray peace for Aunt Kathleen and our family. We will miss him dearly.

Jeanne Peterson Landreth
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers for the family during this time of grief. Lewis and I grew up together, classmates through our school years and enjoyed occasional talks of family while working at Ecusta. Enjoy the precious memories each of you have of Lewis and know that someday you will see him again.