SFC (Ret) Clifford C. Curliss, Sr., 85, of Phenix City, AL died peacefully on Sunday, May 25, 2020 at his home with his family near his side.
A Service of Remembrance with Military Honors will be held at a later date according to Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL. SFC (Ret) Curliss will be buried at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery.
SFC (Ret) Curliss was born March 24, 1935 in Williamsburg, OH son of the late Samuel Curliss and Emma Jane Hughes Curliss. Mr. Curliss was also preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Adkins Curliss, a son, Samuel Curliss and grandson, Bryce Davis.
This special man was loved by his family and friends and his legacy will be forever remembered. He gave freely to his country serving in the U. S. Army for over 20 years. During his distinguished military career, he served in the Korean War and two tours in Vietnam with the 1st Brigade, 101st Air Borne Division. SFC (Ret) Curliss received the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal with oakleaf cluster, Four Over Seas Service Bars, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, and numerous other commendations and awards.
After his honorable military career, he joined the Civil Service at Ft. Benning, serving the Martin Army Community Hospital, as the Director of Environmental Services.
Survivors include his two children, Clifford “Jr.” Curliss, Jr. Lee County, AL and Dee McIntyre (Mark) of Phenix City, AL; sister, Donna Moore, Cape Coral, FL; step-children, Denise Maddox, Phenix City, AL, Kenneth Davis (Pam), Ft. Mitchell, AL; six grandchildren, Anastasia McIntyre, Hannah McIntyre, Haley Smith, Blake Maddox, Nikki Harris and Trevor Davis; numerous great-grandchildren, his faithful four legged companion, Suzie Q; numerous friends also survive.