Herbert T. Curdts Jr.
MTHS Class of 1958

LA GRANGE — Herbert T. “Bud” Curdts Jr., 66, passed away Tuesday, August. 1, 2006, at his home.

Bud was born Dec. 10, 1939, in Milan, Tenn. To the late Herbert Theodore Curdts Sr. And Evelyn Marie Walls Curdts Henderson. His stepfather John Henderson, who also predeceased him, raised Bud and his sister in the Panama Canal Zone.

After serving in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years and then retiring, he joined Premier Inc. As a health care senior management consultant from which he retired in 1999. Bud graduated from the University of Nebraska and the University of New York at Albany. He was a senior member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, Hospital Information and Management Systems Society. He was also a member of American Legion, La Grange Rotary Club and La Grange Arts Council. Bud attended the First Free Will Baptist Church of La Grange. A loving husband, father and granddaddy, Bud loved and cherished his family, enjoyed adventure, travel and fishing.

Bud is survived by his wife, Dorothy Pelletier Curdts; daughter Sheila Curdts Leatham and husband Dale Wade Leatham of Goldsboro; son Jeffery Dean Curdts and wife Robin Alford Curdts of Cary; three grandsons, Chase Curdts Daniel and Kyle Scott Daniel, both of Georgia and Collin Jeffery Curdts of Cary; and sister Evelyn Sue Hughlett and husband Frank G. Hughlett of Goldsboro.

A service to celebrate Bud’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Rouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Brad Williamson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to La Grange Rotary Club, c/O Ron King, 4842 Heath Road, La Grange, NC 28551, La Grange Arts Council, P.O. Box 541, La Grange, NC 28551 or the La Grange Fire Department, P.O. Box 603, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home,