Graveside funeral services for Curtis Foerster, age 86, of Brownwood, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at Eastlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Mary D. D’Alessio of Union Presbyterian Church officiating.

Davis-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Curtis was born Dec, 3, 1920, in Paige, Texas, to Alfred Foerster and Louise Orts. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, A.J., and his wife, Louise.

Curtis graduated from Giddings High School and Tyler Commercial College. He married Louise Ferguson on Aug. 4, 1942, in La Grange. Curtis served in the United States Naval Air Corps during World War II. He worked for Texas Gulf Sulfur Company in New Gulf, Texas for 35 years, retiring as power plant manager in 1980. For several years he worked for TGS in Mexico.

In 1980 Curtis and Louise moved to Brownwood where Curtis pursued his hobbies of building furniture and making custom hunting knives. He was renown in knife-making circles and his honors included designing and producing knives for the L.A. Wilke Award of Excellence, recognizing the outstanding Texas Outdoor Writers Association member.

Curtis was a longtime member of Union Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Carol Wolfe and husband Monta of Lubbock, and Beverly Smith and husband Alva of Levelland; six grandchildren, Brian Wolfe of Corinth, Claire Suerker of Coral Gables, Florida, Brandon Gray of Benjamin, Brittany Gray of Vernon, Curtis Gray of San Angelo and Skyler Smith of Levelland; and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be may be made to Union Presbyterian Church, 700 Fisk Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801 or to a charity of your choice.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.mem.com.