Dec. 10, 1946 – July 5, 2024

Curtis Warren Weller passed away on July 5, 2024 in Inverness, Fla., at the age of 77. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. on Dec. 10, 1946 to Lorrington and Thelma Wright Weller.

Curtis left home as a teenager to work with saddle horses and never looked back. He met and married Wanda Faye Knowles and had two children, Tracy Weller Alderson and Kenneth Carvalis. He was a long-time horseman in Marion County. Among his many endeavors he managed Lin-Drake Farm for many years and then Rustlewood Farm prior to becoming the customer service manager for the Ocala Breeders Feed Company before retirement.

He spent his last years of retirement enjoying fishing, traveling and enjoying his family. He and Wanda lived at Lake Panasoffkee, Fla. He will be remembered as a mentor to many young people in areas of business and life in general.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Wright Weller, father Lorrington Weller and brother, Lorrington O. Weller. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Faye Weller; daughter, Tracy Alderson; son, Kenneth (Sarah) Carvalis; grandchildren, Kelsey Carvalis, Justin (Jess) Riley Carvalis, Ava Carvalis, Paige Schwartzburg and David (Carissa) J. Schwartzburg; and great-grandchildren, James Schwartzburg and Cayden Weller Carvalis.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at Ocala Breeder Sales at 1701 SW 60th Ave., Ocala, Fla.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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