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Ronald Jacob Curtis

Ronald Jacob Curtis
December 31
08:13 2019

Ronald Jacob “Jay” Curtis, 46, of Breckenridge, Texas, passed away on December 27, 2019, in Shackleford County.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Bethany Baptist Church, 1818 West Walker Street in Breckenridge. The family will receive friends from 5–7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, at the Bethany Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Jay was born to Leon and Jean Curtis in Breckenridge. He was the youngest of six children. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1991. While in high school, he was in the Buckaroo Band. His talent on the baritone earned him a scholarship to participate with the Cisco Jr. College marching band. He graduated with an associate degree from CJC in 1993. He then went on to graduate from Texas State University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He was an adult probation officer for Brown County for 16 years.

Jay was an avid fisherman. He was involved in various fishing clubs and tournaments. Above all, he was a dearly beloved father, son, and uncle to his family. “Jaybo” was dearly loved by his nieces and nephews and they looked forward to fishing with him.

Jay loved his children more than anything in the world. He was their baseball and flag football coach and took them to the beach, skiing, and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leon.

Jay is survived by his mother, Mrs. Jean Curtis; children, Parker and Pressley; siblings, Richard Curtis and wife Alice, Regina Whitt, Becky Smith and husband Robert, Robby Curtis and wife Rell, and Ryan Curtis; along with his girlfriend, Mary Quintero, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Josh Quintero, Jeremiah Cottle, Jed Cottle, Chris Curtis, Kevin Proctor, and Brad Sims.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Brad Sims, Mike and Amy Folsom, and Bethany Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for Parker and Pressley’s college fund. Donations can be dropped off at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. Condolences can be made at

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