Curtis Dee Butler was born in Magnolia, Arkansas October 15, 1941 to Robert and Pirl Butler. He was the youngest of 7 children, Bunion, Thomas, John Calvin, Dell, Avies (sister), and O’Dell.
He has one surviving brother, O’Dell. Curtis is also survived by his loving wife Ana Maria (Tonya), his children: Mickey, Thomas, Soraya, and Tina. His grandchildren are Carissa, Chyiane, Olivia, Trent, Sean, Jonathon, Michael, and his great grandchildren Uriah, Jaxson, and Greyson along with many nieces and nephews. He believed in many things like "protect the weak from the strong...and every now and then you've got to give a bully an a$$ whopping...to never accept a penny we haven't earned...if your company is paying you to work they are feeding your family, so what do you owe them?...darn right you better give more than they are paying you" (he had an incredible work ethic). Anyone that had the privilege of meeting Curtis has an easy time remembering him for his home spun wisdom, good advice, and lessons on how to grow up. He moved to Houston at 18 years old, to work. He got a job at Brown and Root, where he worked for 38 years. In ten years he went from working as a laborer to Superintendent of Offshore Construction (Western Hemisphere Division) where he was called “Captain Curtis.” He supervised a fleet of Derrick barges. After a lifetime of hard work he was able to retire 5 years ago that allowed him to time focus on his family and friends. At the time of his passing he was surrounded with love by his adoring wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, June 10, 2017 in the Chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors.