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Daniel Leland Curtis

of North Little Rock, AR, 1946 - 2022

DANIEL LELAND CURTIS, 76, passed away on October 10, 2022. Dan was born in Carmichaels, Pa., on April 10, 1946 to Daniel Rudolph Curtis and Thelma Arial Curtis. He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in chemical engineering. Dan was an excellent leader and used his skills to lead several companies to success in his lifetime. At the time of his death, he was employed at the State of Arkansas AEDC as Manufacturing Solutions Director.
He married Judy Curtis Smith and had three children, Daniel Curtis (Sherry) of Parkersburg, W. Va., Lori Owens (Walt) of Morgantown, W. Va., Renee Hirsch (Joe) of Indiana, Pa. For the final 20 years of his life Dan was married to Nancy Lynn Curtis and they had a daughter, Phoebe Curtis of the home, and two stepsons, Brandon Elkins and Jason Benbrook. Dan had five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Dan was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Little Rock where, before his lengthy illness, he led the Adult Sunday School Class. He also liked to fish and travel, enjoying many great adventures with his family.
Dan had a special group of friends that made his life full at the Pipe and Tobacco Shop. Every Saturday you could find him at the "Table of Knowledge" sharing his stories with the group or entertaining them in his home.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Ark., 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

Published October 13, 2022

A Natural State Funeral Service
2620 West Main Street , Jacksonville, AR
Phone: 501-982-3400