James Freeman "Jim" Curry, 83, of Campbellsville and Bellevue, Wash., died at 10:39 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Bellevue.
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Son of the late Noah Marvin Curry and Mandy Bird Young Curry, he was born April 7, 1931, in Green County, Ky.
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of South Campbellsville Baptist Church.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army, was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, and was retired from the United States Army Special Forces (Green Beret) and a retired restaurant owner.
He married Sara Blevins on March 24, 1979.
Besides his wife, Sara Blevins Curry of Campbellsville, survivors include two sons, Jimmy Curry and his wife, Carlene, and David Curry and his wife, Loretta, all of Somerset, Ky.; a daughter, Leigh Anne Clark and her husband, David, of Bellevue; eight grandchildren, Jason Bright and Michael Bright of Campbellsville, Chad Curry, Candace Curry, Jasper Curry and Jacob Curry, all of Somerset, and Hudson John Clark and an unborn grandson of Bellevue; 14 great-grandchildren, a sister, Betty Brandon of North Carolina; three sisters-in-law, Clara Curry and Shirley Curry of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Beckie Curry of Greensburg, Ky.; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Diane Curry on Aug. 24, 2011; five brothers, Vernon Clay Curry, Garvis Curry, Gorman Curry, Wendell Curry and Milton Curry; and four sisters, Gracie Burns, Veotra Warf, Jeanette Fleitz and Virginia Curry.
Funeral was Sunday, Aug. 10, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. Dr. James Jones and Gen. Ed Loy officiated.
Burial was in Brookside Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Army Honor Guard.
Family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Patriot Guard Riders of Kentucky or the Wounded Warrior Project and they can be made at the funeral home.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home - CAMPBELLSVILLE
418 Lebanon Ave.
Campbellsville, KY 42718
Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on Aug. 11, 2014