John Curtis Lever, Sr.

Born: Mon., Oct. 4, 1954
Died: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Aug. 29, 2020
Location: Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 29, 2020
Location: Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service

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A service to celebrate the life of John "Curtis" Lever, 65, of Blythewood will be held at 11:00 am Saturday August 29, 2020 in the chapel of Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial will follow the service at Elmwood Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Beulah United Methodist Church or the Blythewood Lions Club. 
Curtis passed away Tuesday August 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Columbia and was the son of the late William John Lever, Sr. and Elizabeth S. Lever. Curtis was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and retired after 21 years of service from the SC Air National Guard. He enjoyed ham radio, photography and giving everyone a hard time.
Curtis is survived by his loving wife, Libby Long Lever; children, John (Stephanie) Lever, Jr. and Barbra (Ron) Schulke; grandchildren, Savanna Lever, Megan and Heather Schulke; siblings, Gerald (Diane) Robinette, Tim Smith-Rolfe, Debby (Benni) Langelage, Daisy Mixon, Becky (Herman) Fields, Howard Lever; many nieces and nephews; cousins, Brenda Byrd, Betsy Lohry and John Brinkley; special family, Jack and Minnie Campbell, Lavada, Bobby, Erin and Lexi Barnhill, Jack Campbell Jr and Priscilla; special friends, Steve and Sandy Liscusky, Rosetta and Mike McPhee, Tammy Conover and Brian Patterson, John and Marylou Tedder, Curtis White,  Cameron and Sherry Bradham, and the men and women of McEntire Joint National Guard Base. 





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Alice Williams
   Posted Wed August 26, 2020
Libby and family: So sorry to hear of Curtis' passing. Our prayers have been with y'all and will continue during this time of grief, love Alice and Buck Williams

Brenda b Byrd
   Posted Wed August 26, 2020
Libby and family, Howard, Daisy, Becky, Debby and families, my heart hurts for all of you and for myself as well. It seems that I have gotten to see speak to or otherwise communicate with Curtis and all of you more over the past several years than I have in the last 50! I had so hoped to have seen y'all again during happy times. After this, the next meeting shall be but sadly with out sweet Curtis1 Love you all, cousin Brenda

Ella & Alan Powell
   Posted Wed August 26, 2020
Libby, our love and condolences are extended to you and family in the loss of Curtis. He was such an energetic, athletic, and out-going person. He will be greatly missed. Let us be thankful for the time he was permitted to be with us; his spirit now resides with our Savior and loved ones who have gone on before in an environment of love and peace. May God bless you and family during this difficult time. Ella and Alan Powell

Mike Metzler
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Libby and family -

I’m so sorry for your loss - Curtis was a fine man. We’d known each other for years through working at McEntire and most especially since we’d both retired. I’d come to really enjoy talking with Curtis in the last few months as he was such an inspiration and support to me when I lost my father in June. I feel we’d become much closer to each other lately, though Curtis alway made people feel welcome - just before he’d give you a hard time about something. He was such a joy to be around, and his passing is such a loss for his loving family. I wish for you all the Peace of Christ as you fondly remember and mourn the passing of Curtis, who was a true friend to many.

Chaplain Brian Bohlman
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
I have lots of great memories of SMSgt Lever from his days in the Safety Office at McEntire Joint National Guard Base. He was always kind, generous, and very helpful. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends during this time of grief and loss. He is now safe in the arms of Jesus, in his eternal home. Grace and peace be with you now and forevermore.

Dennis Massey
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Had a few memories with Curtis when I was at McEntire with the 240th....Sorry for this families loss..I pray that God will give you all comfort in this time...


Rev. Richard B. Hodges (Major, USAF-Ret.)
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
It was my privilege and honor to know SMSgt. Curtis Lever when we were members together of the 169th Fighter Wing of the South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) from 1999-2010. He was a man of many accomplishments within the U.S. military being a Marine and later a member of the finest ANG F-16 unit in the nation. He modeled and lived out the Air Force's core values of Integrity First, Service to Others, and Excellence in All We Do. We also were fellow Lions Club members and I witnessed his zeal in serving the people in his Blythewood community. May God grant compassion and peace to his family.

Cushman & Yenny Family
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Libby & Family,
we are so sorry to hear about Curtis's passing.
you and your family are in our prayers.

Beth & Justin Cushman
LeRoy & Margaret Yenny

Al Warner
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Libby and family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. Art and I always enjoyed kidding with him and always enjoyed adding our two cents to his mischiefs . We always had such a good time with you both. My prayers and love go out to you and the family. Libby , I love you my Sweet Dear Friend and my heart aches along with you .

Buck Shuler
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. Curtis was a great man, patriot and a friend. I will miss him. You are all in my prayers.

Steve and Sandy
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
Libby, John, Barb,
Curtis was more than a good friend, he was our brother. Steve will be lost without his partner in crime. We always had a good time on our trips and camping,but most of all, the Times we spent sharing a meal and just talking mostly about our family. Our hearts go out to you .

Love always

Kimberlee Keener
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
Dear Libby and Family,
Curtis will be missed by many. He was a good Friend. He always made me laugh with his unique sense of humor. My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time. Love and prayers.

Kim Keener

Lexi Barnhill
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
Curtis was someone who could always bring a smile to my face, no matter what. The world will be a little less bright without him in it. He is going to be greatly missed. I'm so sorry I couldnt' be there in person today, but know that I am streaming, and my heart is there with you.

Debby & Benni Langelage
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
As much as it breaks our hearts, Curtis now has peace and can breathe easily once more. Through God's grace he has been restored to health and is safe within God's hands. As he crossed over into that golden heavenly light, Curtis found family members, family-of-his-heart, and beloved friends waiting for him so he is not alone. He has not lost us as our love is strong enough to go with him; we have not lost him, except in the physical sense. He patiently waits for us to catch up.
We will miss being able to ring him up just to chat, to exchange ideas, to joke, and tease but we'll talk to him through our hearts. Curtis is good at listening. His replies will be in the rustling of the leaves, the kiss of a breeze, a ray of unexpected sunshine, the rainbow within a dew drop, the nodding of a flower as we pass it by, the twinkling of a distant star on a cold and clear winter's night, the feeling of warmth that suddenly surrounds us unexpectedly when we need his hugs. All of that will be there for us if we watch for the signs, if we listen with our own hearts.
God's blessings upon you Curtis. Until we meet again on the Other Side. We love you.
Debby & Benni

Andy Bates
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
Curtis was a good friend and loved to greet and pick on you, if he liked you...LOL. I will miss his humor and forever smiling face. Libby, I'm here is you need anything done for you. Blessings to you and your family as you adjust during this hard time of your loss.

Scott Leister
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Curtis was a great man. He loved his family and his country. Introduced me to tomato sandwiches on a hot day. I was sad to see him retire and my heart breaks now even more.

It was my honor to know him.

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