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Raymond E. Curtis, 83, longtime Weatherford Independent School District superintendent and community leader, died Friday, July 23, in a Fort Worth hospital facility.
Mr. Curtis was born January 29, 1927 in Allen, Texas. He came to
Weatherford in 1954 after a two-year stint in the United States
Navy and graduation from University of North Texas in 1949. He
served as superintendent of Allen ISD from 1950 to 1954.
Mr. Curtis served as Weatherford ISD superintendent until his
retirement in 1986. For 10 years, he was president of Weatherford
Chamber of Commerce and was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year
He was a member of the Texas State Teachers Association, a member
of the Texas and National Associations of Secondary School
Principals, and a life member of the Texas Congress of Parents and
He was a past president of the Rotary Club, served on the board of
directors and budget committee of United Fund, was a member of
Knights of Pythons, Lone Star Lodge Number 4, and an active member
of North Side Baptist Church.
Mr. Curtis served as a member of the board of trustees for
Weatherford College from 1991 to 2003. He was a founding member of
several local education agencies and a member of the Parker County
Mr. Curtis was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 1987. He is survived by son, Charles Curtis and wife, Elaine, of Winchester, VA. and son, Paul Curtis of Weatherford; two grandchildren, Brenton Curtis and Marie Curtis, of Winchester, VA.