REYNOLDSVILLE, W.Va. — Alonzo Curry, 91, of Reynoldsville, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, October 2, 2012, at his residence.
Born January 30, 1921 in Harts, he was a son of the late William Crum and Margaret Curry, and the stepson of the late Herbert Hager. Also preceding him in death was his first wife, Helen Martin Curry; a son, David Curry; a daughter, Dianna Wilburn, and six brothers, Ken, Merle, Memphis, Roy, Otis and Bill Crum and Bobby Hager..
Survivors include his wife, Ilahmae “Frances” Maggard Curry, whom he married May 22, 1959; his children, Nancy Kurtz and Marietta Benson, both of Cary, N.C., Thomas Boothe of Buckhannon, Robert Curry of Washington; Barry Curry of Baton Rouge, La., Gary Curry of Norfolk, Va., and Keith Curry of Jarvisville; 15 grandchildren, Shannon Prince, Jeff Niblett, Jenny Niblett, Crystal Maechling, Benny Schneider, Donetta Darling, Cary Hill, Helen Costa, Helen Clement, Rodney Curry, BJ Curry, Alonzo Curry, Michael Curry, Amy Curry and Brandon Curry; 28 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack Hager, and four sisters, Bonnie Neace, Connie Hatfield, Jean Pennington and Erma Sargent.
Mr. Curry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving proudly during World War II on the USS Washington. During his six years of military service, he was awarded the American Defense Award, America Area Award; Asiatic Pacific Area Award with seven stars; Philippine Liberation with two stars; Victory World War II; European African Area with one star, and Good Conduct Award. Following his service, he was a coal miner for the National Mining Company for 27 years retiring in 1972. After his retirement he then was a Federal Mine Inspector and then retired once more in 1985. He was also a member of the UMWA Local Union 5817. Mr. Curry was a Freewill Baptist Church minister for many years and was pastor of the Long Run Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed wood working, bowling, gardening, roses, birds and his special dog, Tiger.
Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, where services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 5, with Pastor Dick Chipps and Pastor John Freeman presiding. Interment will follow in W.Va. National Cemetery where Military Funeral Honors will be accorded.
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Burnside Funeral Home of Bridgeport, W.Va., is in charge of the arrangements.