Kenneth Cornelious Curtis was born March 15, 1940 in Omaha Nebraska. Kenneth joined the navy at the age of 17 in 1957.He married Vellamae Lonzine Curtis at the of 17 on March 8, 1959. He served his country for 32 years as a master chief in the Navy. After he retired, he became employed for the Navy Exchange where he worked for 25 years. He also served as a Mason. He is survived by his Four (4) children Kim Collins and Kenneth Cornelious Curtis Jr., Kenneth Cornelious Midgette Sr., and Nina Deneen Lewis Three (3) grandchildren Tamika Wesley, Syniqua Porter and Calvin Pearce and 28 Great Grandchildren.