ELKHART — Robert Troy Curtis, 53, of Greenville, South Carolina, died Saturday, March 24, 2018.

He was born Nov. 9, 1964, in Liberal, to James Robert and Janice Kay (Crawley) Curtis.

He was a professional opera singer, having grown up in Elkhart. He held a master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Kansas.

He married Wendy Weiler in January 2003, in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He was a Realtor for Keller Williams Realty, and was a member of Horizon Church in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy, of the home; his mother of Elkhart; a brother, Michael Todd Curtis of Elkhart; and a sister, Kelli Tripoli of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Elkhart High School Music Department, for the purchase of choir robes, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.