CW4 Curtis E. Stephens, 50, of Federalsburg, MD, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Born on November 3, 1961 in Lewes, Del, he was the son of the late Edward and JoAnne Clark Stephens.
He attended local schools in Georgetown and graduated from Sussex Central High School with the class of 1979. He also attended Delaware Technical and Community College, University of Delaware and Wilmington University.
Curtis enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 29, 1980 to serve his country. In 2008 he served at the Victory Base Camp, Baghdad Iraq OIF. His present assignment was that of a Property Book Officer, 721st Troop Command, Delaware Army National Guard, Milford, Del. Curtis received many State Awards, U.S. Decorations/Badges, but the one he was most proud of was the Bronze Star Medal.
On July 17, 1982 in Millsboro, Del, Curtis married Beverly Staats and together raised two children.
He was a member of Countryside Christian Church and served the Lord faithfully his entire life. Also, Signal Corp Regimental Association Blue Hen Chapter, U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (Secretary), Association of Quartermasters, AMVETS, Seaford Post 1694 and NGAUS/NGADE.
Surviving Curtis besides his wife Beverly are a daughter, Hillary Boyd and her husband Tyler-James of Cambridge, a son Chase Stephens of Florida; a granddaughter Payson Boyd; a brother Keith Stephens and his wife Brenda of Arizona; a niece Amanda Stephens; nephews Jacob and Travis Stephens.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Countryside Christian Church, Austin Road, Cambridge, MD beginning 2 p.m. with Evangelist Phil Sutton officiating. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Burial will follow at Hill Crest Cemetery, Federalsburg, MD with full military honors.
The military will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Curtis may be sent to Countryside Christian School, 5333 Austin Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Arrangements are entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, MD.
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