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1936 Curtis 2022

Curtis Blain "Curt" Lancaster Sr.

January 28, 1936 — June 17, 2022

Curtis B. Lancaster Sr.

Chesnee, SC.


Curtis Blain “Curt” Lancaster, Sr., loving husband of Hannah Askins Lancaster went home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 17, 2022 at his home.


Born January 28, 1936 in Cherokee Springs, he was a son of the late Burch L. Lancaster and Elma Coggins Burnett Lancaster. Curt was the former owner of Chesnee Telephone Company for over 50 years, was a member of the Independent Telephone Pioneers Association: Tar Heel and Palmetto Chapters, South Carolina Telephone Broadband Association, was inducted into the South Carolina Telephone and Broadband Association Hall of Fame in 2016, Berlin United States Military Veterans Association, served on the Spartanburg County District 2 School Board for 22 years, the Liberty-Chesnee-Fingerville Water Board for 11 years, He was a member of the Chesnee Masonic Lodge 294, Chesnee American Legion Post 148 and was a member of Chesnee United Methodist Church.


Surviving in addition to his wife is his daughter, Paige Lancaster Venczel (Jim) of Chesnee; son, Curtis “Curty” Lancaster (Lisa) of Chesnee; son-in-law, Dr. Michael Henderson of Chesnee; grandchildren, Ross Henderson, Matt Henderson, Blain Babcock, Parker Babcock, Austin Lancaster, Lauren Lancaster, Stevi Painter, Reno Watson, Brittany Wheeler and Tawnie McSwain and a host of nieces and nephews.


He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Phyllis Lancaster Henderson; sisters, Juanita, Eloise, Muriel, Ruth, Ann and brothers, Frank, J.E. Carl, Ray and Hugh.


Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2022 in the chapel of Harris-Nadeau Mortuary with, Rev. Larry Fleming, Rev. Thom Thorton and Mr. Joe Uldrick officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the mortuary. Honorary Escort will be past employees of Chesnee Telephone Company.


A graveside service with Masonic Rites will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Springhill Memorial Gardens with Rev. Larry Fleming officiating.


The family would like to give a special thank you to Home Instead Personal, Lisa Patterson, Candance Carter, and Krystal Robertson for their care and also to the Interim Hospice Team.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to Chesnee United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 278 Chesnee, SC 29323, Mobile Meals, P.O. Box 461 Spartanburg, SC 29304 or to the charity of one’s choice.


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Harris-Nadeau Mortuary

Chesnee, SC.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 20, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harris - Nadeau Mortuary

5880 Chesnee Hwy, Chesnee, SC 29323

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Springhill Memorial Gardens

1011 S Alabama Ave, Chesnee, SC 29323

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