David Allen Curlin‚ 40‚ a resident of Pine Bluff‚ Arkansas‚ died Saturday‚ May 22‚ 2010‚ at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock.
Born January 1‚ 1970‚ in Pine Bluff‚ he was the son of George Curlin and Rita Rocconi Gronwald.
Mr. Curlin was raised and received his early education in Watson Chapel and was a 1988 graduate of Watson Chapel High School. He was the first student to receive a four-year engineering scholarship from the R.O.T.C. In 1990‚ he joined the United States Marine Corps to serve in Desert Storm.
After his service‚ he joined the Pine Bluff Fire Department and worked fourteen years as a firefighter‚ rising to the rank of lieutenant. He also served as the training officer for the Fire Department. He was also a member of the Watson Chapel Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Curlin was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Survivors include his three daughters‚ Tarah Curlin‚ Katherine Brianne Curlin‚ and Kaylee Curlin‚ all of Pine Bluff; father and stepmother‚ George and Phyllis Curlin‚ of Pine Bluff; mother and stepfather‚ Rita and Joe Gronwald‚ of Redfield; two brothers‚ Joseph Edward Gronwald of Grand Cane‚ Louisiana‚ and Jason Gronwald‚ of Hensley; and one sister‚ Christina McDaniel‚ of Pine Bluff.