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Curtis Westbrook (1983) Passes Away

Monday, April 20, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Curtis Wade Westbrook, age 60 of Benton, passed away on March 27, 2020. He was born on August 4, 1959 in Little Rock to Aaron C. (Happy) Westbrook, Jr. and Joy Townsend Westbrook.

 

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents.

 

He is survived by his son, Cameron Westbrook of Nashville, Tennessee and his daughter, April Westbrook of Nashville; brother, Jeff and wife, Karen Westbrook of Tull, nephew, Lance and wife, Tyler and their children, Emery and Jameson of Toano, Virginia.

 

Curtis graduated from Benton High School in 1977. He then played in the touring group, Up With People, for a little over a year. Curtis said it was the experience of a lifetime, meeting many people and seeing locations all over the USA, Canada and Mexico. He then moved to Nashville, Tennessee and enrolled in Belmont University, obtaining a degree in the music business. Curtis played in numerous bands and venues for seven years working at Opryland. His talent allowed him to play in many of the Nashville recording studios backing up other artists. His love of culinary arts was expressed by working as cook and chef at numerous restaurants in the Nashville area.

 

In 2014 he moved back to Benton where he continued his musicality by playing in bands and giving guitar lessons. Curtis especially enjoyed singing in the choir at First United Methodist Church in Benton.

 

Due to the Covid 19 virus, there will not be a memorial service at this time.

 

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Music Department, 200 North Market, Benton, Arkansas 72015.

 

Ashby Funeral Home 


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