Jerry Dean Curtis


Jerry Dean Curtis, age 71, was born September 29, 1951, in Marietta, OH. He departed this earthly life on December 3, 2022, in Columbus, OH.

Jerry attended the Public School System in Akron, OH. Jerry worked at Urban Express, Columbus Dispatch as a District Manager of Carriers and retired in 2007. Jerry also worked at COTA for 29 years until his retirement and was currently working for OSU transportation as bus driver until his death. He loved working all his jobs.

Jerry was married to his loving devoted wife, Warrenetta Kelly Cutis, for 19 years. He gave his life to Christ at Greater 12th in 2010.

Jerry enjoyed fishing, traveling, and playing Bid Whist, and going to the casinos. He really believed in family and even organized family cookouts at his home, where all were invited.

Jerry will truly be missed by his co- workers, friends, family and wife, Warrenetta. He fought a good fight, but God said come my son for rest.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Louella Curtis; sister, Diane Harris –Tyus; son, Germain Harris; granddaughters, Lakeisha Wilson and Sariya Stallings; nieces that he raised, Porchia Tyus and Tracie Harris.

Jerry is survived by wife, Warrenetta Curtis; children, Jerry Harris, Deshawn Davis- Wilson, Demitra “Nickey” Greer, and Michael Curtis; step-children, Barbara Freeman and Keyonna Thomas; sister, Danielle Harris; aunt, Beverly Powell; brother-in-law, Julius Tyus and Robert Matlock; niece, Lashawn (Malik) Holloway; special brother/cousin, David Curtis; 10 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren, all who were the apple of his eye, RJ, Davonte Sr., Davonte Jr., Antonio, Rico, Kendalyah; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Greater Twelfth Missionary Baptist Church, 1561 Cleophus Kee Blvd.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.


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Condolence Messages

  1. So Very sorry for the loss of Mr. Jerry. I pray the peace of God over your family. He was a great person to know and I am glad for that opportunity.

  2. Russell W. Sharp

    Hated to hear Curtis passing hope all is well with the family Rusty and Cherie Sharp his Union vice president AFL CIO

  3. Aunt Warenetta,
    May the Lord give you comfort at this very difficult time. You have had a 23 year long wonderful marriage with Mr Jerry. Now you have a heavenlty angel watching over you. My prayers and condolences are with you and your family. Rest in Heaven Mr Jerry, Job well done!

  4. Robert L Matlock

    My dear and wonderful sister, may the good Lord keep you in his arms with love and comfort for you have endured. My heart is heavy with sadness and pain for your loss. I am sorry I could not be there due to other members illness. Love you and family always R Matlock.

  5. Warrenetta,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Jerry was a true family man and was the glue that kept us all together whenever possible. We will miss his cookouts at your home and his loving personality. You were a true and loving wife, the one he could always count on. My prayer is that God will wrap His loving arms around you and keep you in perfect peace.
    We love you so much Warrenetta! Stay strong! May God continue to bless you!

  6. Doris J.Dillard-Goodwin

    Warrenetta a Special Prayer for you and All Jerry’s Family, May you All know that God is by your side and May you feel His tender love with you every moment of every day. Jerry was a loving wonderful family man Whom I’ve known and loved as my family/cousin. When we did see one another always a smile and a hug. much love to you All.. Doris and Family.
    Matthew 5:4

  7. My condolences to his spouse and family. It was a privilege to know Jerry. May fond memories keep you strong.

  8. Rev Michael Curtis

    I am sending my condolences to the Curtis family I am praying for God to fill the void left behind by the passing of Jerry who was a father husband, brother grandfather and friend to so many Jerry you will be missed my brother love to you all

  9. Harriet Martin-Grace

    To The Curtis Family:
    Warrenetta I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord continue to comfort you during this difficult time. Psalms 30:5 says, Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. May all your happy memories of your Jerry comfort you.

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