Services for Curtis Eiland, 88, were held Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Pastor Harry Thrasher officiated.
Mr. Eiland died Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
He was born Feb. 23, 1924, in Milam County to Joseph Leandra and Willie (Hazell) Eiland.
Mr. Eiland was a 1941 graduate of Rockdale High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from March 11, 1943, to Feb. 16, 1946.
He married Kathryn Margaret Skeeters on March 2, 1946, in Eagle Lake. After Kathryn’s death, he married Eva Jean Brumbelow on April 13, 2002.
Mr. Eiland worked for Houston Lighting & Power, becoming a lineman and working his way up to supervisor. He retired after 42 years.
He was a volunteer fireman in the Recreation Acres community and a member of Full Gospel Church from 1946 to 1993.
Mr. Eiland served on the Klein I.S.D. School Board from 1959 to 1971. The Eiland Elementary School in Klein was named in their honor.
He was involved in the purchase and building of Midwest Bible Institute when it was moved to Houston from Missouri.
After leaving the Klein area, they moved to Belton where he was a member of First Assembly of God in Belton.
Mr. Eiland was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Eiland on Nov. 18, 2000; a son, Bryant Keith Eiland; his parents; five brothers, Charles Vernon Eiland Sr., Emory James Eiland, Joseph Otis Eiland, William Nolan Eiland Sr. and Floyd Wayne Eiland; four sisters, Anna Iona Pruitt, Avis Raye Yoakum, Edna Mae DuBois and Laura Neil Hill.
Survivors are his wife Eva Jean Eiland of Belton; a son, Wesley Paul Eiland and wife Joan of Keller; a daughter, Eva Kay Denman and husband Johnny of Lampasas; two grandchildren, Madelyn Crossland of Hockley, Leslie Shiflet and husband Lee of Hurst; five great-grandchildren, Tyler Newman, Ashton Newman, Tanner Crossland, Trey Shiflet and Kasen Shiflet; and a sister-in-law, Glorine Eiland of Austin.
Pallbearers were Lee Shiflet, Ronald Eiland, Steve Eiland, Gary Eiland, Bois DuBois and Billy Gest.
Memorials may be made to Full Gospel Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 702378, Tulsa, OK 74170.