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James "Curtis" C. Dameron

July 9, 1978 ~ September 6, 2020 (age 42)

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James C. “Curtis” Dameron, age 42, of Wolcottville, IN passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020.  Mr. Dameron was born on July 9, 1978 in Welch, West Virginia to Lacy Dameron Jr. and Maxine (Scott) Oswalt.   In 1997, he graduated from Prairie Heights High School.  Curtis served his town and community honorably as a police reserve in Wolcottville, IN for 11 years.  From 2014-2020, he owned and operated Curtis Towing.  Curtis was a jack-of-all-trades and could fix anything without looking at the instruction manual.  He also was a skilled mechanic and welder.  Curtis loved racing.  He started his racing career with go karts and then evolved into asphalt short track racing.  Curtis enjoyed towing vehicles, hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.  He always smelled good, had his hair looking nice, chasing tail, and was granted the nickname “Captain save a hoe.”  Curtis cherished spending time with 3 children and fur baby, Jax.  He seemed to struggle to answer to the name “Dad,” so his kids called him “Stanlee,” and then he would respond.  There was not a person Curtis would not help.  He was constantly going above and beyond for his family, friends, and community.  The town of Wolcottville even labeled him as the man with “The key to the city.”  

Survivors include: 
Daughter, Candis (Stephanie Brown) Dameron.
Daughter, Abbie (Kyle Fennell) Dameron.
Son, Spencer Dameron.
Father, Lacy Dameron Jr.
Mother and step-father, Maxine (Jeff) Oswalt.
Grandmother, Alma “Honey” Scott.
Sister, Becca Dameron.
Brother, Sonny Handshoe.
Mother of his children, Joie Dameron.
Canine Companion, Jax.
Step-brother, Heath Shaw.
Step-brother, Levi Shaw.
Step-sister, Cheyenne Shaw.
Many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Curtis was preceded in death by his grandparents; Ernest Monroe Scott, Lacy Dameron Sr., and Pearlie Dameron, and step-mother, Renee Dameron.  

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 and Tuesday, September 15, 2020 both from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Bethel Christian Baptist Church, 2838 East US Highway 6, Kendallville, IN 46755.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11am at Bethel Christian Baptist Church.  

Burial will take place following the funeral service at Orange Cemetery in Rome City, IN.

Rev. Earl Bolen Will officiate the services.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family.  A separate Go Fund Me account is also set up at this time.  

To sign the online guestbook or to share a memory of Curtis, visit or find us on Facebook. 

Arrangements and care trusted to Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services of LaGrange, IN.  

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September 14, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bethel Christian Baptist Church (Rome City)

September 15, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bethel Christian Baptist Church (Rome City)

Funeral Service
September 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Bethel Christian Baptist Church (Rome City)

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