CURTIS “CURT” FRANK DEEDE, age 68, of Estill Springs, Tenn. departed this life on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Southern Tenn. Medical Center in Winchester, Tenn., losing his battle with cancer.

Mr. Deede was a member of the Estill Springs United Methodist Church. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving his country during the Vietnam War.  Before moving to Estill Springs, Mr. Deede retired from General Business Forms in Skokie, Illinois where he was employed as a pressman. Upon relocating to Estill Springs in 2007, he was employed in the Maintenance department at the Winchester Wal-Mart Store.  His hobbies were golfing and bowling.  Mr. Deede was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and brother.  He was very generous with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Deede of Estill Springs, children; Raymond Deede and Michelle (Kevin) Muck all of Washington State. Stacy (Edward) Polizzi of Elizabeth, Illinois and Andrew (Victoria) Heilig of Antioch, Illinois, Grandchildren; Dennis Muck, Alyson Morrow, Nicholas Morrow, Lila Heilig, Redmond Heilig and one sister, Barbara Booth of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Estill Springs United Methodist Church with Bro. Joe Rutherford, officiating.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 until service time at 2:00 on Friday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Fisher House Foundation.  The Foundation provides houses or “comfort homes” for family members of patients on the grounds of VA Medical Centers and Military Installations at no cost.  The address is: Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD  20850-5168.

Grant Funeral Services in  charge of arrangements.vet