Curtis was a member of the Ellendale Volunteer Fire Company.
Curtis Wesley Ennis, Sr., 70, held the positions of Fire Chief, President, Vice President, and Director at the Ellendale Volunteer Fire Company. He was Ellendale's longest serving Fire Chief, from 1934-1969. He served as President of the Sussex County Fireman's Association, President of the Sussex County Fire Chief's Association, President of the Delaware Volunteer Fireman's Association and President of the Delaware Chapter of the American Association of Firemen. He served as Mayor of Ellendale for 21 years. He was inducted into the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter's Association Hall of Fame. Mr. Ennis retired from the Wharton and Baynard Auto Parts Company. He was survived by his wife Blanche Baker Ennis, son Curtis Ennis, Jr., daughters Charlotte Transeau, Joan Mitchell and Gradella Bunting; 3 sisters, 7 half brothers and 3 half sisters. Curtis W. Ennis, Sr. was interred in Red Man Cemetery, Ellendale, Delaware.