Leroy Franklin Curry, age 85, of Gainesville passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. He was a member at Mayfield Baptist Church. Leroy was a former volunteer firefighter
and sheet metal worker. He enjoyed working with electronics. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Hattie Curry; brother, James Curry; sister, Betty Ward; and brother-in-law, Clayton Grier; son-in-law, Bill Savage.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Frances Curry; children, Sybil Savage of Gainesville, Freida (Stanley) Pirkle of Gainesville; grandchildren, Phillip Delong, Robert Delong, Timmy Delong, Connie Cantrell, Lacey Blackwell; great-grandchildren, Andrew Cantrell, Paul Cantrell, Richard Blackwell, Hadrian Blackwell, Spencer Blackwell, Shelby and Austin Delong; brother, Doyle Curry of Grover, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Maudine Delong and JoAnn Smith; brothers-in-law, Erastus Grier and Herbert Grier; and other loved ones and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. and will lie in state at 1:30 p.m. at Mayfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathan Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Mayfield Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home on Saturday from 2-4 p.m., 6-9 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.