Don Curry, 69,of Glouster, Ohio, passed away Thursday January 17, 2013, at the Doctor’s Hospital, Nelsonville, Ohio.
Born June 2, 1943 in Lando Mines, he was the son of the late Albert and Rena Curry.
Don was raised in one of the last coal camps during the height of the coal boom. His family moved to Ohio in 1956 where he attended J.T. High School and played football for the Cardinals. Upon graduating, Don joined the Navy and served for four years, during which time his ships participated in the Cuban blockade and the Bay of Pigs.
Don was very proud of his Navy service, especially his stint as part of the boat crew for training Navy Seals. He was also privileged to take part in the making of the movie, “The Longest Day.” Don was an avid sportsman. He especially enjoyed rabbit hunting and fishing and fished in Canada, Alaska, Mexico, Florida and the jungle of Brazil. He loved to travel and saw much of the world during his life.
Don retired from the postal service after 25 years as a rural mail carrier. For several years during retirement, he drove for the local racing pigeon club, pulling a trailer carrying as many as 1500 birds to be released as far away as Mobile, Alabama. He was a member of the Bishopville Church of Christ, Trimble Masonic Lodge #557 F&AM, and a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Cambridge.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirlie Karns Curry of Glouster; two sons, Charles Curry of Athens and Lucas (Angela) Curry of Trimble; an “adopted” son, Charles (Hallie) Hartley of Trimble; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother; and three sisters.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday January 20, at the Bishopville Church of Christ, 6555 S. State Route 78, Glouster, with John Wright officiating. Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. where there will be a Masonic Service held at 2 p.m. and a Military Service held at 5 p.m. conducted by the United States Navy and the Combined Color Guard Unit. Contributions can be made to the Bishopville Church of Christ.
Arrangements are by the Morrison Funeral Chapel, Glouster-Bishopville. A comforting message may be sent to the family at www.morrisonfc.com.