Curtis Franz Stroup

Curtis Franz Stroup, 76, of Moody, Texas, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. A celebration of his life will be from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Cole Funeral Home, McGregor, Texas. Curtis will enter his final place of rest in Balls Mills Cemetery in Hepburn Township, in the spring of 2019.

Mr. Stroup was born on Oct. 26, 1942, in Williamsport to Charles Emory Stroup and Lucretia May Frantz Stroup. He grew up and graduated from Williamsport High School. Curtis served in the U.S. Air Force, as a munitions specialist, in Bitburg, Germany. He was an avid carpenter and fly fisherman, loved the Penn State Nittany Lions and building airplanes. He enjoyed fine wine, crossword puzzles, collecting tools and entering the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved American Bulldog, Hercules.

Survivors include his daughters, Nicole Hawkins and husband, Brian, Dawn McGlone and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Shelby Adkins and husband, Adam, Tyler Klamert and fiancee, Anna, Sydnie Evans and husband, Terrance Bree Colbert, and Jacob and Julya Colbert; brother, William Stroup and family; sisters, Mary Kuhns and family, and Charlotte Schreppel and family; Marcy M. Smith; Joe Klamert; and close friend, Terry.