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Jack Curtis Masters

Jack Curtis Masters, age 96, 2050 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Center on Aging and Health.
Mr. Masters was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, and a son of the late Estes Blaine and Anna Bailey Masters.
He retired from Nuclear Fuel Services after 28 years of dedicated service as warehouse supervisor for shipping/receiving.
Mr. Masters loved gardening and was an avid fisherman, affectionately known by many as “Mr. Catfish.”
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.
He was a charter member of Embreeville Church of Christ. Mr. Masters loved his church, church family, and was always ready to help others in any possible way.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Blanche Kerns Masters, on Nov. 28, 2003; two sons: Larry Joe Masters and Frederick Curtis Masters; three brothers: Ralph Masters, Ramel Masters, and Ted Masters; two sisters: Gladys White and Hazel Masters.
Survivors include his son: Stephen Randy Masters and wife Kathy, of Elizabeth City, N.C.; grandchildren: Jane Workman, Heather Proffitt and husband Brian, Kevin Masters and wife Lara, Travis Masters and wife Christina; 11 great-grandchildren; sister: Betty Jean Hensley and husband Jerry, Johnson City; sister-in-law: Darlene Masters, Erwin and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, at Embreeville Church of Christ. The Rev. Philip Rogers and the Rev. Scott Phillips officiated.
Special music was provided by Chester Durham.
Active pallbearers were Gordon Lane, Gary Cash, Robert Williams, Jackson Phillips, Ralph Richards, Terry McMichen, Vaughn Tucker, Ricky Broyles and Pat Tester. Honorary pallbearer was Dr. Norman White.
Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Masters family through an interactive Book of Memories: www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel was in charge.