James Curtis Moorman
James Curtis Moorman
  • August 29, 1934 - June 11, 2017
  • Kaufman, Texas

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James Curtis Moorman-Age 82

Born August 29, 1934 in Carroll County Mississippi, moved to Texas in 1955, lived in Dallas and Frankston, TX for several years, and finally lived in Kaufman TX for the past 28 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jesse James Moorman and Charlie Homer Narmour Moorman, 3 brothers-Russell Moorman of Buffalo, TX, Junior Moorman of Greenwood, MS, and Charles Moorman of Greenwood, MS, 1 sister Mary Sue Baker Glaze of Greenwood, MS and 1 nephew Bobby Moorman of Cushing TX.

He was blessed and is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Faye Sudduth Moorman, 3 daughters-Sandra Faye Moorman of Kemp, Karen LaJune Moorman Fuentes and her Husband Ramon Fuentes of Kaufman TX, Teresa Denise Moorman DeShazo and her Husband Joel DeShazo of Kaufman TX. 1 son James Curtis Moorman II and his wife Lorraine of Cumby, TX, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 1 Brother Murray Wade Moorman and his wife Mildred of Greenwood, MS and numerous nieces and nephews.

Curtis was a wondering child when he was growing up. He would hitch hike to see people in Carroll County Mississippi and would stay gone two to three weeks at a time. His Daddy would laugh and said he would never start looking for him until he had been gone two weeks or more and would usually find him at a relatives house playing with cousins. He hitch hiked all over the United States when he was young.

Curtis wanted to join the Army. He tried to join the Army at 15 years of age using white out on his birth certificate but the recruiter caught him and told him to come back in 3 years when he was old enough to join. He went back in 3 years and joined the Army and served 3 years Active Duty from 1953-1956. He was stationed on the 38th Parallel for a year during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1956 and then joined and served with the Army Reserves for the next 8 years.

Curtis loved to sing and play the guitar, fish and play golf. He loved to fish with his brothers and his buddy and brother-in-law Loyd (Bay) Wiggins. He also loved to play golf with different golfing buddies over the years. Curtis loved to play Country Music and sing. He loved to be the life of the party and never met a stranger. He would always get his guitar out and sing, especially at family events. His dream was to have one of his songs that he had written published.

Curtis was a member The New Hope Baptist Church of Post Oak Bend. Curtis became sick with COPD and Congestive Heart Failure in 2003. He fought both illness with great courage and with the help of the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman and Civilian Doctors and Nurses that the family will forever be thankful for.

Curtis was proud of his family and tried to help them when they needed it. He loved all of his children and enjoyed being around them. He also loved his Country. He served 11 years and wished he would have served more. He and his wife, Margaret attended "Co L Army Reunions" for 20 years after retiring until his health would not allow him to travel any longer. They traveled all over the U.S.A. by car to these Reunions to be able to see the country.

Curtis was loved and will be missed by so many that have such wonderful memories of him.

What a rejoicing time it will be as he is reunited in Heaven with family members and Army Comrades that have preceded him in death. He is finally, once again, able to walk and breathe with ease, and sing his heart out.