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1951 Curtis 2023

Curtis Harrell Smith

October 4, 1951 — December 4, 2023

Gulfport, MS

Curtis Harrell Smith, 72, of Gulfport, MS died December 4, 2023, in Austin, TX.  He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.  He went on to work at Siemens Westinghouse for 39 years as a Senior VP, Siemens Power Generations Division, SE.  During his time with Siemens, he received numerous record-breaking performance and leadership awards.

As a graduate of Mississippi State, he loved rooting for his Bulldogs. He enjoyed rebuilding his classic Pontiac GTO and working on anything that needed to be fixed. He was a member of the Foundry Church of Winter Springs FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard O. and Clarice LaFare Smith and sister, Anita Wilkerson.

Survivors include his children, Christina Smith, Landon Smith, and wife Hannah, Karsen Smith, Lacey Flores and husband Daniel, Johnathan Smith and wife Rebecca, and Aimee Smith; sisters, Rita Duffus and husband Don, Kimberly Ballard; brother, Stanley Smith, and wife Elaine; grandchildren, Alyssa, Caitlyn, Ryan, Sofia, Bridget, Greyson, Presley, and Blake; and his beloved nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Monday, December 11, 2023, at Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church with his cousin, Jacob Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery (Smith Cemetery Road, Perkinston, MS).

Memorials may be made to the Smith Cemetery Fund, 566 Ridge Road North, Perkinston, MS 39573, or Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 22 Stone County Road, Poplarville, MS 39470.

Curtis was always willing to help. He was extremely witty, charismatic and loved to joke with all those around him. He was a supportive and loyal father for all of his six children. He was very much loved by all his family, friends, and colleagues. He will be deeply missed. 

Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport is assisting the family. 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, December 11, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Riemann Family Funeral Home - Gulfport

11280 Three Rivers Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church

22 Stone County Road, Poplarville, MS 39470

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Smith Cemetery - Perkinston

Smith Cemetery Road, Perkinston, MS

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