Curtis Howard Fanning, a resident of Berryville, was born September 12, 1918 in Shady Grove Community, Berryville, Arkansas, a son of Arthur Logan and Anna Mae (Sharp) Fanning. He departed this life Friday, October 14, 2011 in Rogers, at 93.
Curtis proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and served as a B-26 Bomber Crew Chief for three and one-half years. He was a Staff Sergeant, discharged in November 1945.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Holiday Island American Legion. He worked for Georgia Pacific as a truck driver in Oregon, and also owned Fanning Trailer Sales until his retirement in 1981, when he relocated to Arkansas.
On July 24, 1942, Curtis was united in marriage in Eureka Springs with Mary Jacqueline (Tucker) Fanning who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Anna Mae Fanning; five brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by two sons and one daughter, David Allen Fanning of Lake Havasu, Ariz., Clo Ann Jones of Milwaukie, Ore., and Dean Owen Fanning of Berryville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Elma Isaak of Gladstone, Ore.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and loved ones.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22, at the First United Methodist Church in Eureka Springs with Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Memorial donations may be sent to ECHO Clinic, 4004 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.