Charles M. Curry, Sr.


During the evening of August 19, 1922 in Streetman, Texas, Charles Matthew Curry was welcomed into the world by his parents, Charles and Rita Curry.  After graduating high school, he joined the Army Air Corps to serve during WWII.  Before leaving for Japan, he married Marion George to whom he was married for 65 years until her passing in 2007.  To their union, 3 children were born – Charles, Jr., Rebecca, and JoAnne.  After long career with Rohm & Haas Chemical Company and the kids were “out of the nest”, Charles retired so he, Marion, and their Schnauzer “Schultz”, could “hit the open road” in their Pace Arrow.

After accepting Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1950, Charles served as a deacon at Westview Baptist Church, and later for several years at Easthaven Baptist Church.   Charles was extremely proud of being a Master Mason and was a member of the S.P. Waltrip Lodge, No. 1328 for 60 years.  With his Masonic lapel pin attached to his collar, he always looked forward to meeting a “brother or two” during his trips. Out of reciprocal love for Charles, his lodge “brothers” will be co-officiating his service with Ron Burton, Associate Pastor of Easthaven Baptist Church.

During the evening of March 11, 2012, Charles joined his wife Marion, his son Charles, Jr., and his daughter JoAnne who preceded him in death.  He is survived by his daughter Rebecca Hoff and husband John; grandchildren:  David Starr, Jonathan and Matthew Faison, Jason Curry, Cathy Sylvester; and great-grandchildren:  Mason, Cutter, Isabelle, and Bowman Starr.

The family wishes to thank Dr. D. Bui, Dr. Maneesh Patel, and the staff at Park Manor for the excellent care they provided Charles during the past 4 years.

The service honoring Charles’ life will be held at 11:00am Thursday, March 15, at Niday Funeral Home on Beamer, with visitation one hour prior to the service starting at 10:00am.  Interment will privately follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ name to Easthaven Baptist Church,, or The S.P. Waltrip Masonic Lodge, No. 1328,