Services are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.
He died peacefully Feb. 8, 2018 in Fort Smith, Arkansas after many years of battling MDS and Systemic Scleroderma.
Curtis was born in a small home in Heavener to Lois Lucille McAlvain Pugh (Jerome) on Nov. 27, 1944. He attended primary school in Heavener and went on to finish his high school years in Tahlequah, where his mother was employed as a Guidance Counselor at Sequoyah Indian School.
Upon completing high school, Curtis attended Mid South Bible College in Memphis, Tennessee
where he met the one and only love of his life, Janet Killian. The two were married Jan. 29, 1966 and within the ensuing 45 years of marriage they labored together on the foreign mission fields of Canada and Romania for more than 26 years.
Curtis was an accomplished newspaper editor, published author and writer, and wrote many Gospel Tracts and articles for local newspapers as well as an Independent, Landmark Sovereign Grace Baptist Paper with national readership.
He was a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the seventh generation of his Chahta family to reside in this region, an avid Chahta Historian.
Survivors include two daughters Ruth McLellan (Robert), and Anna Cattemull (Mark); two precious like-sons though not born to them but as precious as though they were Raul Enyedi (Miriam) and Aurel Miclea, Jr. (Eunice); one sister; Betty Over (Jack); nine grandchildren Ruben, Eli, Bethia, Sarah, Joelle, Zach, Abigail, Isaiah and Benjamin; two great grandchildren Andrew and Kaedence; several nieces and nephews; and an untold number of brothers and sisters in Christ.
He was preceeded in death by his mother, Lois McAlvain Pugh; his wife, Janet Killian Pugh; and his brother, Billy Jack Cooper.
Visitation is Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home in Heavener.
To sign Mr. Pugh’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.
“…Well done thou good and faithful servant….enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matt. 25:21
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