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Floyd Emmett “F.E.” Curry, 87 of Orrick, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at the NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City.
F.E. as he was known in Orrick, was born March 20, 1927 in Centralia, to Champ Clark Curry and Iva Estella (Mathis) Curry. He had lived in Orrick for over 50 plus years. He attended school in Centralia. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was united in marriage Nov. 6, 1953 to Muriel M. Stansberry who survives him at the home in Orrick.
F.E. worked as a signal maintainer for the Wabash Railroad, which later became the Norfolk & Southern Railroad for 42 years. The railroad named a siding track near Orrick in his honor, and is known as the Curry Siding. He retired from the railroad in 1989. Following his retirement, he worked for six years at the Indian Hills Country Club.
F.E. liked to travel, play golf, and do yard work. He was a big Chiefs fan and had a big collection of sports memorabilia. His favorite past time was being with his family and enjoying his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a very sociable person and loved his many friends and visiting with them.
F.E. was a member of the Henrietta Baptist Church, Ada Lodgen444 and the Orrick Quarterback Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Champ Clark Curry and Iva Estella Curry, a daughter, Debra Curry Hewitt in 1992, twin great-granddaughters, Lexie and Lillie Haddock in 2006, a brother, Clark Curry and sisters, Dorothy Claywell and Mary Jane Day.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Muriel M. Curry of the home in Orrick, a son and daughter-in-law, Ty Curry and Robin of Excelsior Springs, a daughter, Tonya Lynn Graves of Orrick, and a sister, Louise Hebert of Texas City, Texas.
The family suggest memorials be given to the Orrick Quarterback Club in his memory.
Masonic services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Henrietta Baptist Church followed by visitation from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. also at the church. Funeral services will be at the church at 1 p.m. Burial will follow with full military honors at Richmond Memory Gardens.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.