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Bryan Timothy ‘Tim’ Curtis

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

1959 … It was a very good year! A brown-eyed baby boy joined the Curtis family and was driven home from Muhlenberg Community Hospital in a brand new, two-tone green Oldsmobile.

Tim was born Aug. 11, and from the time he could hold a ball, he knew his calling.

He attended Rockport Elementary until the school burned down across the highway from his house, then joined the kids at Centertown Elementary.

Tim always kept a game going, and when the games finished, he brought the boys to the basketball court at his house. He thought he had struck it rich with BoBo McCoy, Anthony Taylor, and Bubby Hines as his coaches.

Then came high school. He struggled with a disenchanted coach. But he was resilient, making 1977 a very good year for the OC Eagles. A game in the Regional Tournament against Breck County changed his life. He scored 54 points against that team before the existence of the 3-point shot. Forty-seven years later, he still holds the record at the Owensboro Sportscenter for most points scored in any game—high school, college, or pro.

Tim earned a bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College, and a master’s degree in communication from Western Kentucky University. He was a head coach at Brescia University.

Tim’s NBA hero was Larry Bird, and on the Ohio County court, Everett Taylor. His loyalty lay with the St. Louis Cardinals. He took orders from his beloved dogs, Buddy and Charlie.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Bette and James Curtis.

He is survived by Kathryn Cardwell, Mark Curtis, Emily-Kate Taylor, and the loves of his life, Caroline, Jack Curtis, and Henry Fitz.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, with Rev. Wayne Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Echols Cemetery in Echols, Kentucky. Friends may visit with Tim’s family from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

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