Clenton E. Gene Curry
Gene Curry, 84, of Alum Creek went home to be with his Lord on Monday, June 21, 2010 at CAMC Memorial Division with his family by his side. He fought a courageous battle with cancer for 7 years. He was born on July 4, 1925 to the late Raymond & Alberta Curry of Hamlin.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Jane Ann Curry; sister-in-law, Linda Curry..
Gene was founder of Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek in 1949, and co-owner of Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home in St. Albans from 1969 to 1987.
He was a member of the W.Va. Funeral Directors Association, and the National Funeral Director Association. He was a member of Dunbar Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rites Bodies, and the Beni Kedem Shrine. He was a Charter member of the Alum Creek Lions Club, a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, a Life member of Benny Padilla Alum Creek VFW Post 4768 . He was past deacon and faithful member of Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church, Alum Creek He was a recipient of many distinguished service awards from state, city & community organizations. He was recently recognized as Citizen of the Century of the Alum Creek Centennial of 2010 celebration.
Gene served as past chairman of the board of directors at Citizen National Bank ,Bank One, now Bank One and a former member of the St. Albans Rotary Club and St. Albans American Legion Post 73.
Surviving Gene is his loving wife of 59 ½ years, Betty Rabel Curry, they never tired of saying and hearing “I love you” many times a day.
Four Sons: Clenton E., II (Gail) Curry of South Charleston
John R. (Donna) Curry of St. Albans
Randy L. (Gail) Curry of Alum Creek
Todd A. (Lori) Curry of Alum Creek
Sisters: Ruth Bays (Larry) and Helen Curry of Hamlin
Brothers: Forrest Curry (Kathleen) and Fred Curry of Hamlin
11 Grandchildren: Tiffany Waters, Stacy Schoderbek, Ashley Fort, Brian Curry (Joy), Heath Curry (Kelly), Haley Miles (David), Chloe & Malie Jane Curry, Pete, Rick & Jeff (Carla) Barnett.
15 Great Grandchildren: Miles, Neena, Makayla, Riley, Charlie, Colt, Sarah, Jacob, Ricky, Breanna, Chad, Troy, Brandon, Blake, Bradon
and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastors Robert (Butch) Leadman , Keith George and Frank Chapman officiating. Burial with Military Graveside Rites conducted by Benny Padilla Alum Creek VFW Post 4768 will follow in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Family and friends will gather Thursday from 1-3 pm and 6 – 9 pm at the funeral home.
The family would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. James Frame, Dr. Scott Smith, Dr. Edward Hamrick, Dr. Sarah Nease and the doctors and nurses on 4 West CAMC Memorial Division for their excellent and professional care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 506, Alum Creek, WV 25003.