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Curley J. Jett, 77, of Williamsport died on Monday January 24, 2022 at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.

He was married to ex Dianna (DeVaughn), who survives, and they shared 7 years of marriage.

Curley was born September 29, 1944 in Hartsville, SC and was the son of the late Leroy Ketter and Catherine Jett. He grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from John Harris High School in Harrisburg, where he played basketball and football. He also attended Williamsport Area Community College. He retired in 2001 from the Williamsport Police Bureau as Chief. Upon his retirement from the police, he enjoyed driving for limo service for various people and groups; he was also employed at the Williamsport Area School District as a response specialist for several years, followed by transportation company STA, and worked for Little League World Series security for many years.

He was associate pastor at Love Unlimited Church, Williamsport, and he was also a former member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Williamsport, where he served as chairman of the deacon board, member of the board of trustees, the committee of pulpit, church anniversary committee, and the Shiloh Baptist Men’s Choir. Curley was a member of St. John Lodge #26 F&AM, Mayflower Chapter #18 OES, FOP Lodge #029, NAACP, CAPPA, Central Baptist Association, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and The Let’s Do It Again Reunion Committee. Curley served as chairman of the board of the former Bethune Douglass Community Center. He was a board member of the Lycoming Literacy Project and he was involved with Pop Warner Football in many capacities. He enjoyed family gatherings, watching westerns on television, jazz music, golf, cooking, barbecues, and vacations in Ocean City, Maryland. He was a bassist in the Dynamic Centuries Band and was a huge fan of Williamsport Area High School Football. and basketball teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and Penn State Football teams.

In addition to his wife, Dianna, he is survived by four sons, Christopher Jett Sr. of New Jersey, Romeo Eggleton (Cheryl) of Ohio, Corey Jett Sr. of Maryland, and Stephen Gibson of Williamsport; five daughters, Jennee Lyles (Wayne), Jennifer Dodson, Cathy Fisher (Eric) and Lori Blanton (Otis), all of Williamsport; Rayshone Bridges, Maryland; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three sons-in-law, Joshua DeVaughn of State College, Jamee DeVaughn (Jammie Scantling) of Williamsport and Khalil Moore of Williamsport, five sisters-in-law, Barbara Allen, Velna Grimes, both of Williamsport; Mary Moore of Mesa, Arizona; Loray DeVaughn-Smith, Sherry Lipscomb (Joseph), both of Philadelphia; special sister, Elaine Comiskey, Camp Hill; five godchildren, Wendy Brown, Pittsburgh; Lutricia Ellman, Williamsport; Monique Keizer, Harrisburg; Erica Jonas, Mechanicsburg; Keynan Shadd, New York; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Jacqueline Moore Jett; son, Michael Jones; brother, Edward Jett; sister, Mary Ann Jett; grandson, Raymond Bridges; Godson, Eric Shadd; four brothers-in-law, James Moore Sr., John (Jack) Grimes, Raymond DeVaughn and Richard (Dick) Allen Sr.

There will be a public visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2022, at Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport. Masks will be mandatory.

All other services will be private and interment will be at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Send your condolences to

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