LINCOLN – Franklin Curtis passed away Feb. 26, 2010, with his family by his side at his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Lincoln, to George and Lida Gordon Curtis. He grew up in Lincoln on his family’s dairy farm, Curtis Dairy. He attended Mattanawcook Academy before joining the Army in 1951. He was a tank operator in the Korean War, where he proudly served his country. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Lincoln Center. Upon returning from the war, Franklin went to work with his family in their logging business. He was still in the logging business when he was introduced through his brother, George, to Dora Jipson Sibley. Six weeks later they were married. They were married for 45 wonderful years. He later worked for Smart’s Equipment as a heavy machine mechanic for 22 years until they closed their doors. Frank was well known for his generosity and his willingness to help all he came in contact with. His hobbies were things he could enjoy with his family. Many happy memories were formed camping, fishing, snowmobiling and playing games, especially Aggravation and Uno. Many nights were spent dancing the night away with Dora, the love of his life. They were well known on the dance floor and admired by many for their spunk. His constant companion was his beloved dog, Shadow. He is survived by his wife, Dora Curtis; his children, Kathy Hill and her husband, Wade, of Ellsworth, Karen Sibley, Kenny Sibley and his wife, Diana, of Lincoln and Debbie McIntyre and her husband, Richard, of Palmyra; his grandchildren, Kaylee DeBeck, Nora Shorey, Carla Carr, David and Philip McIntyre, Kenny, Benjamin and Scott Sibley; his great-granddaughters, Maria and Emma; his siblings, Peggy Powers, Mary Parsons, Lorena Powers, George Curtis and his wife, Leola, Gordon Curtis, Calvin Curtis and Vicky Knights and her husband, Edwin; a special nephew that was thought of as a brother, Newton Curtis and his wife, Earline; several other nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Decima, Glendine and Joyce. Viewing services will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Maranatha Riverside Church, where a funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. Friends may gather immediately after in the fellowship hall of Maranatha Riverside Church. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.