Curtis Bradley Hough, 56, of West Tawakoni, Texas, passed away Aug. 30, 2021 at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Texas. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Sep. 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Sherwin officiating.
Chief Hough will take his final ride on Tawakoni Engine 84 with emergency apparatuses and personnel of Hunt County following in procession. Burial followed on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery.
Visitation as held at 1 p.m. Monday, until service time. Curtis was born July 21, 1965 in Houston, Mo. to Willis “Jim” Jennings and Mildred Louise (Wilson) Hough.
He married Shannon Disch on June 6, 2014 in Branson. Curtis grew up on a dairy farm in Missouri, where he learned the value of hard work and commitment. He could often be found driving the back roads, hunting, or fishing with his best friends Scott Allen and Danny Murr.
Curtis enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1983, where he served as a recovery vehicle specialist, taking responsibility for the safe recovery of all battalion vehicles. Curtis attributed his duty assignments in Korea, Germany, Egypt, El Salvador, Panama, California, Virginia, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Texas to developing his core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. He was a proud veteran and member of the American Legion and AMVETS.
Following his time in the military, Curtis began a career in retail management. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Management, with a minor in marketing from American Public University in Charles Town, W. Va., and his Masters in Business Administration from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan. Curtis loved researching his family ancestry, spending time fishing out on the lake, and reading. He could be found doing what he enjoyed most in his final years, driving a wrecker with his dear friend Jason Henderson and serving Hunt County as Assistant Fire Chief at the Tawakoni Fire Department.
Curtis is survived by his wife, Shannon Hough; siblings, Orville Larry Griffith and wife, Mary, of Metamora, Ill.; Darlene J. Hough Justice, of Marysville, Wash.; Carol Janet Craig and husband, Gary, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Beverly Sue Hicks, of Ava; honorary mother, Rachel Murr Nesbit, of Mountain Grove; surviving honorary siblings, Christopher Burkett, of West Tawakoni, Texas; Scott Allen, of Graff; C. Junior McGuire, of Madison, Kan.; son, John Hough, of Missouri; grandchildren, Logan, Olivia, Natalie, Lance and Nadene Hough, all of Missouri; uncle, Eugene Wilson, of Enola, Ark.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department in memory of Curtis.