Bell Engineering employees, friends and family gathered Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Malone’s Banquets in Lexington, Kentucky to celebrate the 50th anniversary and retirement of Jerry Curtis. Jerry began his career with Bell Engineering on June 27, 1961. Over the course of 5 decades, he proved himself to be a devoted and loyal colleague who will be greatly missed.
Jerry worked with many of the communities in Kentucky to better their water and wastewater infrastructure. As industry methods changed throughout his career, he was eager to learn new ways to improve projects, and in turn, was always willing to pass along his hard earned knowledge to the younger generations. A mentor to many current and past employees, there are few he has not touched with a kind word of encouragement or sound advice on how to do a better job.
The evening allowed everyone to share their favorite memories of Jerry and reminded all of us of the tremendous value he has added to our company. We were glad that all of his family could join us for the celebration, and were proud to offer several tokens of appreciation to him for his years of service. For those who know Jerry, his passion for gardening, hunting, fishing and of course following the Kentucky Wildcats come as no surprise. We at Bell Engineering hope that he will have many years to enjoy these passions and we will remain forever grateful for the legacy he leaves behind.