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Harris - Nadeau Mortuary
Monday June 20th, 2022

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Springhill Memorial Gardens
Tuesday June 21st, 2022

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Curtis Blain "Curt" Lancaster Sr.

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.


Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.harrisnadeaumortuary.com


Harris-Nadeau Mortuary

Chesnee, SC.

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A candle was lit in memory of Curtis Lancaster Sr.

Nan J Allen Jul 7 2022 1:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Curtis Lancaster Sr.

John Kuykendall Jul 3 2022 8:47 PM

Hannah and family. You have my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I knew “Curt” and his family from many years back. I retired AT&T and enjoyed our “Business Relationship”. Jenita Coggins and I enjoyed our friendship. He will be missed.

Melvin Cantrell Jun 23 2022 6:28 AM

I know that I was very blessed to have known Curt not only for doing business with him through Duke Energy and Chesnee telephone but as a friend who would step up whenever needed. He will always be held in my heart as a dear and precious person that I was privileged to know.

Teresa DeGeer Jun 21 2022 8:36 AM

Ao sorry for your you're loss.
Just realized today he was about 5 months older than my own dad. Loved the slide show. Curt you're his spitting image.

David Vanover Jun 21 2022 7:42 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss. Curt was a great man and a great friend to our family for several decades. We tried to come to the service, but couldn't get into the parking lot. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. If there is ever anything we can do, please don't hesitate to call.

Larry and Chad Hutchins Jun 20 2022 9:38 PM

So sorry for your loss. Was fortunate to know Curt over the years.

Matt Hutchins Jun 20 2022 8:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Curtis Lancaster Sr.

Denise Banning Jun 20 2022 3:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Curtis Lancaster Sr.

Michelle McCraw Jun 20 2022 1:48 PM

To Curt's family, you are in my thoughts and Prayers for God's strength and courage in your time of grief and to press on.
Love and Prayers
Debbie Lamb Robbins

Deborah Robbins Jun 20 2022 1:47 PM

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