Lawrence Dwayne “Bub” Curtis, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 16th in Nashville, TN with his devoted wife by his side. Dwayne was born August 15, 1941, in McEwen, TN and had two sisters: Geraldine and Joyce.
He moved to Nashville at an early age, and resided just west of downtown for the majority of his life with his wife, Hester. The two were married for 58 years and blessed with two children: Chris and Geneva. He was known and loved by many as “Bub”, “Dee”, “Mr. C”, and “Pop”. Dwayne was a carpet fitter and business owner of Capitol City Carpet Company for over thirty years, with his son as his right hand man. During that time, his business was well-respected and sought after in the community due to his capability of making the carpet placement look seamless, which coined his nickname, “The Secret Seamer”. His attention to detail and fine craftsmanship went far beyond his business.
Dwayne's notable hobbies included gardening, woodworking, hunting, fishing, bird watching, and spending quality time with his five grandchildren. He and Hester own a property in the woods of west Tennessee fondly known as “the camp” where they would spend peaceful weekends with family and were able to teach their grandchildren how to ride 4-wheelers, fish, and enjoy nature’s beauty. Needless to say, Dwayne greatly loved the outdoors. On any given day, one could find him in his backyard workshop or on the back porch enjoying a glass of Hester’s sweet iced tea.
Dwayne is survived by his wife Hester; his sister Geraldine; his children Chris (Shelly) and Geneva; and grandchildren Chelsea, Alex, Elijah, Luke, and Jake. He will especially be remembered for his strength and devotion to his family right to the end.
Visitation will be Monday, March 27 from 4-8p.m. with the funeral on Tuesday, March 28 at 11:30a.m. at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home on HWY100 in Nashville, TN.